The DuSable Museum of African American History

Admission Information

DuSable Museum is conveniently located in Washington Park at the corner of 57th and Cottage Grove. Our address is 740 East 56th Place. Learn more about getting to DuSable Museum.

Hours & Closure Days

Tuesday thru Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday Noon – 5pm

The Museum is closed to the public on the following days:

  • Closed Mondays
  • Easter
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Year’s Day

General Admission Prices

Adults $10.00
Students & Seniors $7.00
Children Ages 6 to 11 $3.00
Children Under 5 FREE

Military Admission


All Military Duty Personnel, all Branches, receives complimentary admission. Personnel must show ID or be in uniform. Active or Non-Active Duty Personnel/ POW’s (Illinois Residents); receives complimentary admission. Must show VA ID w/POW status on front.

Chicago Resident Pricing

DuSable Museum offers special pricing to Chicago residents and students!

Illinois residents can enjoy complimentary basic admission on free days.

Adults $8.00
Students & Seniors $5.00
Children Ages 6 to 11 $2.00
Children Under 5 FREE

Free Sundays

Admission is FREE to all on each Sunday of the year. We also offer free admission rates (on school days) to all Chicago Public School students.

Visitor Guidelines

We ask your help in maintaining our facility. Please note that the following are not permitted while visiting our galleries:

  • Animals
  • Backpacks or oversized bags
  • Food or Beverages
  • Photography or Video Cameras
  • Umbrellas


The DuSable Museum is handicapped accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available. Baby strollers are permitted throughout the facility. Strollers are not available for loan to visitors.

The Administration and Staff thank you for your cooperation while visiting the DuSable Museum of African American History.