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.
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.
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. The Administration and Staff thank you for your cooperation while visiting the DuSable Museum of African American History.
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
– July 4th
– Labor Day
– Day After Thanksgiving
– Christmas Eve
– New Year’s Day
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:
– Backpacks or oversized bags
– Food or Beverages
– Photography or Video Cameras