Plan your visit


11:00AM – 4:00PM

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Last admission 3:30PM


740 East 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: (773) 947-0600


Discounted parking is available for Museum visitors at the University of Chicago Medical Parking Garage B at 5631 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Online booking in advance is suggested for all visitors and Museum Members.



Discounted parking is available for Museum visitors at the University of Chicago Medical Parking Garage B at 5631 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Online booking in advance is suggested for all visitors and Museum Members.

The March

Timed-Entry is Required to Experience THE MARCH

Timed-entry passes are required for entry into THE MARCH. Visitors can reserve up to six timed-entry passes maximum for personal use. Tour Group Operators must contact before reserving passes.

Timed Entry Tickets

Group Reservations

    Group Field Trips

      Illinois Free Days

      DuSable Museum of African-American history is free to visit on Wednesdays. We also give free admission to military and to first responders. That means Police, Fire, EMT’s. With valid ID.

      Military Admission

      For Those Who Served and Those Who Currently Serve.

      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.

      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 valid ID w/POW status on the front.For Those Who Served and Those Who Currently Serve.

      Member Services

      Here at the DuSable Museum of African American History, where every month is Black History Month, all active members receive unlimited entry, early-bird notices of previews and special events as well as merchandise discounts.

      In 1961, at a time when the Black culture was overlooked by most museums and academic establishments, Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs founded the nation’s first museum devoted entirely, and specifically, to the history and culture of the African American community. Today as the longest-standing independent keeper of Black America’s history, the DuSable Museum is a vital resource for all truth-seekers.

      As a member of DuSable Museum, you become part of an ongoing narrative of Black Storytelling. Come explore, engage, and enjoy the museum as an insider with special privileges.

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      The DuSable Museum is ADA (The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) compliant. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. We permit baby strollers throughout our facilities. However, strollers are not available for loan to visitors.

      Service Animals

      Service animals are welcome at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. Pets are not permitted.

      Holiday Closures

      – New Year’s Day
      – Easter
      – July 4th
      – Labor Day
      – Thanksgiving
      – Day After Thanksgiving
      – Christmas Eve
      – Christmas

      Not permitted in the Museum

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

      – Pets
      – Backpacks or oversized bags
      – Food or Beverages
      – Video Cameras
      – Umbrellas

      Virtual Tours

      Seven virtual exhibits are available to educate and inspire.   We will walk you through the oral histories and passion behind the civil rights movement of selected virtual exhibits.  Fill out the Group Reservations form above to start your Virtual Tour Today.

      Museum Store

      Shop to Give!  Visit our eCommerce store or on-site Museum Store to experience exclusive apparel designed by our brand, the “Du.” Enjoy an exclusive Harriet Tubman Commemorative Coin and other unique items handpicked by our Museum curator.  All profits support the mission of the museum.

      Safety Measures and Guidelines

      We ask that all visitors, including those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, follow these safety measures to protect everyone’s health. Visitors who do not adhere to safety policies and guidelines may be asked to leave.


      We look forward to your visit to the DuSable Museum of African American History! The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Effective immediately all visitors ages five and up will be required to wear masks upon entrance into the Museum.


      Timed tickets for “The March” exhibit are available for our visitors. We strongly suggest visitors purchase their tickets for “The March” in advance on our website, by contacting the Museum by phone at 773-947-0600 or email at Timed tickets can be used for a later date if guests are exhibiting COVID symptoms on the date of their visit.