Entry ticket

Chicago History Museum Admission

4.8 / 5

32 reviews

Chicago History Museum Admission

From US$ 19 per person

Discover the fascinating history of a city that grew from a 19th-century trading outpost to a bustling, youthful town that hosted the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 and the Chicago we know today.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible


  • Step inside the restored first passenger car to operate on Chicago's famed L train system in 1893
  • Admire sophisticated fashions in a Marshall Field's window display
  • Explore a re-created jazz club
  • Interact with a Giant Chicago-style hot dog
Full description
Explore the history of Chicago and America through a collection of permanent and temporary exhibits drawn from approximately 22 million holdings. "Chicago: Crossroads of America" explores Chicago’s development and its influence on American history. Explore a treasure trove of historical artifacts, including a chunk of the original Fort Dearborn, a restored original L train car, a re-created jazz club, and the actual first locomotive to operate in Chicago. Use all five senses to discover Chicago’s history with the “Sensing Chicago” exhibit, riding a high-wheel bike, hearing the Great Chicago fire, and even enjoying a famous Chicago-style hot dog. Check out temporary exhibitions on everything from Chicago art to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Chicagoans, to the city's fashion history. Feel the intensity of the Great Chicago Fire and splendor of the World’s Columbian Exposition, explore the sights of bustling Maxwell Street in the 1950s and peer down from an I-beam at the top of the Sears Tower in the 1970s.
  • Admission to museum
  • Entry to all permanent and special exhibits
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants aged 5 and older must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 16 and older must also present a valid ID. Participants are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their final dose of vaccine. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present proof of medical or religious exemption as well as a negative Covid-19 test administered by a medical professional

    Select participants and date



    Meeting point

    Show your voucher at the ticket desk inside the entrance lobby of the Museum

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Effective January 3rd, all guests aged 5 or older will need to present proof of full vaccination in physical or digital format, as well as a valid ID (age 16+). Guests are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. If you have a medical or religious exemption, you must fill out an online form (link found in voucher) at least 3 days prior to your proposed visit
    • Children who are Illinois residents and under 18 are free
    • Children who are non-Illinois residents and under 12 are free
    • Food, drink, backpacks, and large bags are not allowed in the galleries
    • A complimentary coat check is available
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 32 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
    • Service
    • Organization

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    October 16, 2021

    Lived in Chicago my whole life and should've visited sooner!! Such a beautiful and wonderful museum! We're going back for sure. :)

    September 11, 2021

    My family and I had a great time at the museum. We learned a lot about Chicago and the staff was extremely friendly and professional. It was a blast.

    August 5, 2021

    Organized by

    Product ID: 251827