Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago History Museum

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Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWII

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  • $7 for admission for one (up to $14 value)
  • $14 for admission for two (up to $28 value)
  • $28 for admission for four (up to $56 value)

Admission includes access to audio tours, as well Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography, now through August 10, 2015. Exploring the little-known story of America’s railroad workers during World War II, this collection of photos from Office of War Information photographer Jack Delano chronicle the importance of railways to the homefront’s morale and livelihood. More than 60 photos–both color and black and white–take viewers from station to yard to car, telling the story of America’s transportation infrastructure and the vital role Chicago played as one of the country’s largest transportation hubs. In addition to the images themselves, visitors can dive deeper into history through interactive elements including subject biographies, a reproduction ticket window, and ambient sounds inspired by the noises of the day.

Admission also includes access to Unexpected Chicago, the exhibit that puts one special item from the museum’s collection on display for a limited run of two months. Past artifacts that have been displayed in this exhibit include Hugh Hefner’s little black book, John Hancock’s billfold, and a game-worn Scottie Pippen jersey from the 1998 championship series.

Student and senior discounted tickets are available but this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Children 12 and under are free.

Chicago History Museum

Founded in 1856, the Chicago History Museum upholds its legacy as one of the city's oldest cultural institutions with more than 22 million artifacts blown in from the city's storied past. Permanent exhibitions include Chicago: Crossroads of America, which sends visitors on a journey through a re-created jazz club and features a replica of an original L car and the monkey bars that its passengers hung from during commutes. Collections of dioramas detail the story of the city's growth from a barren 19th-century trading outpost to the bustling, youthful city that hosted the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Exhibitions centered on Abraham Lincoln offer an in-depth look at his campaign and election in 1860, and Lincoln's Chicago shows visitors a vision of the city as the 16th president saw it: from 7 feet, 6 inches in the air.


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Customer Reviews

it's been a while for me, and I remember the older version of the museum that had more information overall. They seem to have rebooted the museum as being more for kids, but I still enjoyed it. The cafe is fairly typical fare at fair prices (and you can go in even without paying admission to the museum). Definitely great if you have kids, and fine for adults too for a great half-day excursion.
Bohus B. · February 21, 2016
You always learn something new and kids will have fun about what happen in history too.
LaKara C. · February 19, 2016
The Chicago History Museum is a terrific place to spend a day. You can't see everything in that time but you can do a lot. The Great Chicago Adventure film is very well done. I especially enjoyed the audio tours of "Facing Freedom in America" and "Chicago Authored." I enjoyed seeing Vivian Maier's photographs.
Mary L. · February 13, 2016
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    Chicago History Museum

    1601 N Clark St.

    Chicago, IL 60614

    +13126424600

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