History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance that Napoleon will rise from his grave to criticize the shortcomings of NBA players. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $7 for admission for one (a $14 value)
- $14 for admission for two (a $28 value)
- $28 for admission for four (a $56 value)
Admission includes access to audio tours, as well Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile, running through August 16, which traces the development of North Michigan Avenue into the city’s landmark shopping district, and The Secret Lives of Objects, which investigates the heartbreaking, delightful, and perplexing stories of a wide variety of historical objects. Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography explores the little-known story of America’s railroad workers during World War II, and this collection of photos from Office of War Information photographer Jack Delano chronicles the importance of railways to the homefront’s morale and livelihood. Meanwhile, the Chicago: Crossroads of America exhibit takes guests through a series of galleries that highlight artifacts, interactive features, and multimedia presentations, including the Pioneer Locomotive and ‘L’ Car No. 1.
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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95% of 3,664 customers recommend
“As a life-long Chicagoan, I have no idea why I've never been here. The museum is pretty cool. I love Chicago history and they have some amazing artifacts and info I...”
“As a life-long Chicagoan, I have no idea why I've never been here. The museum is pretty cool. I love Chicago history and they have some amazing artifacts and info I never heard until I went. However, I feel like some stuff was thin and lacking (like a blip about the blues, little about the culture of the neighborhoods, etc) and had a bit too much history outside of Chicago. Still, overall, I liked it. Great Groupon deal!”
“A good experience especially if you live in Chicago and want to know more about your city.”
“We went as a family, with our 7 and 2 year olds. We definitely thought the Groupon was a great deal but wouldn't go again with the kids as it is a mostly mature...”
“We went as a family, with our 7 and 2 year olds. We definitely thought the Groupon was a great deal but wouldn't go again with the kids as it is a mostly mature setting. Would love to go alone as a couple to focus and appreciate more of our city's history.”