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The DuSable Museum of African American History

740 East 56th Place, Chicago

Memberships to DuSable Museum of African American History (Up to 43% Off). Four Options Available.

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Examine tales and artifacts of African American history with studies of African nations, murals, and even an animatronic Harold Washington

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Taffarietop reviewer
6 ratings5 reviews
March 9, 2020
Good experience,
Taffarietop reviewer
6 ratings5 reviews
March 7, 2020
Great as always
1 ratings1 reviews
March 1, 2020
Awesome museum experience. Be sure to reserve tickets beforehand, if you’re going to see the March.
Jorietop reviewer
16 ratings7 reviews
March 1, 2020
We had a great time, looking forward to upcoming events!
Tamaratop reviewer
12 ratings9 reviews
February 23, 2020
Wonderful museum!
3 ratings2 reviews3 photos
February 20, 2020
Nice experience and quite educational but not the best museum of history and culture I have ever been to. It seems to be missing a lot of the African American History.
patriciahelpful reviewer
3 ratings3 reviews
February 14, 2020
Excellent will be returning
Lauratop reviewer
14 ratings9 reviews1 photos
February 12, 2020
Great experience.
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About This Deal

Choose from Four Options

$30 for a one-year individual membership ($50 value)

  • Free admission for one adult
  • Invitations to special exhibits and events
  • 10% discount at the Trading Post museum shop
  • Discounts on select public programs sponsored by the DuSable Museum

$45 for a one-year family membership ($80 value)

  • All the perks of the individual membership
  • Free admission for two adults and up to four children
  • Two membership cards

$150 for a one-year DuSable League membership ($250 value)

  • All the perks of the family membership above
  • A special DuSable League gift

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for customers active within the past 24 month(s). Membership activation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About DuSable Museum of African American History

Today, millions of people live and thrive among the streets and skyscrapers of Chicago, but at one time the bustling metropolis had only one resident—namely, the city's apocryphal, somewhat legendary founder, Jean Baptist Point DuSable. A Haitian of French and African descent, DuSable was the first of Chicago's great African Americans, a company that includes the city's first black mayor, Harold Washington. In one of the DuSable Museum's standing exhibits, the Thomas Miller mosaics, portraits of DuSable and Washington peer out along with eight of the founding members of the museum—a constellation of lodestars reminding visitors to maintain Chicago's diverse heritage.

While the mosaics incorporate the museum's own story, other exhibits examine African American achievements of all kinds. Red, White, Blue & Black, for instance, examines the contributions of black men and women in the armed forces. In A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story, visitors explore the nuances of the momentous campaign through memorabilia and more than 150 mayoral artifacts. An animatronic likeness of Mayor Washington himself even steps in to relay stories and first-hand accounts made possible by animatronic robots' ability to travel through time. In addition to the permanent exhibits, the museum also hosts musical performance, film festivals, and book signings that introduce members to more aspects of African American history, including the scholars who continue to uncover it.