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Chicago History Museum Admission

Product ID: 251827
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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.
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  • 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
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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

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

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Important information
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• 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

From US$ 19 per person

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Product ID: 251827