For Those Who Served and Those Who Currently Serve!


All Illinois Gold Star Families will receive Free Admission to the DuSable Museum of African American History, beginning on its Reopening Day of “Juneteenth,” June 19, 2021. This adds to the Museum’s current Free Admission policy for active-duty military personnel and first responders with current I.D.


Free Admission categories are honored year-round, every day the Museum is open. Gold Star Family admission will be honored for up to four (4) guests per visit. Timed entry and special exhibits are excluded.


We Invite You to Celebrate the Reopening of the DuSable Museum on Juneteenth


After having been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DuSable Museum of African American History is scheduled to reopen to the public on “Juneteenth” (Saturday, June 19, 2021), at 11:00 AM with a “Welcome Back” Ceremony celebrating the return to business for the nation’s first independent Black History Museum. During this first phase of reopening the DuSable Museum will follow guidelines provided by the state of Illinois and city of Chicago for museums and open at limited capacity to maintain social distancing. Museum hours will be Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. In addition, the DuSable Museum will provide free admission to all from June 19th throughout the remainder of the month of June 2021.


The reopening program which will take place in front of the Museum will feature specially invited guests, community leaders, elected officials and DuSable Museum personnel welcoming visitors, members and friends back to this world-class institution.