Chicago History Museum

Type: History Museums, Museums

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The museum in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is filled with compelling exhibits about the city's history and it's free for ALL kids 12 and under and free for Illinois residents 18 and younger....  Read More


  • Family-Friendly Museums: "The Chicago History Museum is easy to navigate and the location, adjacent to Lincoln Park, is perfect for pre or post museum fun."
  • Museums: "Public parking is available one block away for a lower fee with museum entry. Check website for location and details."
  • Things to Do in Fall: "Park at 1730 N. Stockton for validated parking, just a two-minute walk from the Museum."
  • Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Get an overview of the city's past, including the stories behind its famous events, characters, buildings and institutions.
  • Best for Museums Because: Why is Chicago called "The Windy City?" You'll learn to the answer to this question and more at the Chicago History Museum.
  • Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: The two newest exhibits at the Chicago History Museum and its location near many restaurants and Lincoln Park, make a fall outing complete.