Plan your visit

Opening Hours

11:00AM – 4:00PM

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Last admission 3:30PM

Location

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

PARKING

Discounted parking for members at the University of Chicago Medical Parking Garage B at 5631 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Online booking in advance is required for all Visitors and Museum Members.

Why do I need to pre-book my tickets?

To ensure everyone’s safety, the museum limits the number of visitors entering its building and exhibitions. All tickets must be purchased in advance so that capacity is manageable inside the exhibitions.

MUSEUM ADMISSION

PARKING

Discounted parking for members at the University of Chicago Medical Parking Garage B at 5631 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Online booking in advance is required for all Visitors and Museum Members.

Why do I need to pre-book my tickets?

To ensure everyone’s safety, the museum limits the number of visitors entering its building and exhibitions. All tickets must be purchased in advance so that capacity is manageable inside the exhibitions.

The March

Time 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 Operators must contact info@dusablemuseum.org 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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      Become A Member

      Accessibility

      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

      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

      – Holiday Closures
      – Easter
      – July 4th
      – Labor Day
      – Thanksgiving
      – Day After Thanksgiving
      – Christmas Eve
      – Christmas
      – 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:

      – Pets
      – Backpacks or oversized bags
      – Food or Beverages
      – Photography or 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.

      DuSummer Series

      “DuSummer” will take place four days per week, Wednesday through Sunday, on the Plaza of the DuSable Museum Roundhouse. Nightly themes for the series are DuJazz, DuRhythm, DuHouse, DuComedy, DuSteppin’  Day Party.

      Now the DuSable Museum will expand its footprint to encompass every musical style born of the Black diaspora.

      Tickets

      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.

      COVID-19 GUIDELINES AT THE DuSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY    

       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 provide proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR Antigen test within 48 hours before entering The DuSable Museum.

      Visitors ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated showing that they have at least two doses of an FDA authorized (Pfizer and Moderna) vaccine or one dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. International visitors must provide proof of vaccination from the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

      Children ages 5 – 11 years must provide proof of at least one vaccination dose. Guests under the age of 5 are not required to show proof of vaccination but must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

      Proof of vaccination may include:

      CDC Vaccination Card

      Photograph of CDC Vaccination Card

      Digital record or phone app

      Printed documentation from your vaccine provider

      Visitors 18 and older must provide ID with the same identifying information as proof of vaccination such as:

      Driver’s License

      Government ID Card

      Passport

      School ID Card

      MASKS

      Per the Cook County Mask Mandate, any individual aged 2 and older shall be required to wear a mask when indoors in a public place, regardless of vaccination status.

      RESERVE TIMED TICKETS FOR “THE MARCH” ONLINE

      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 info@dusablemuseum.org. Timed tickets can be used for a later date if guests are exhibiting COVID symptoms on the date of their visit.