At the DuSable Museum of African American History, we promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, events, programs, and activities that illustrate African and African American history, culture and art.


Sunday: Noon–5:00 pm

Mondays: Closed

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm

The museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day



Adults: $8.00

Students: $5.00 (w/ student ID)

Seniors: $5.00 (w/ ID)

Children Ages 6 to 11: $2.00


Adults: $10.00

Students: $7.00 (w/ student ID)

Seniors: $7.00 (w/ ID)

Children Ages 6 to 11: $3.00

Free Admission

Children Under 5: FREE

DuSable ​Members: FREE​ (with the exception of King Day)

*Admission to the museum is FREE on Sundays.


740 East 56th Place

Chicago, Illinois 60637

The DuSable Museum is conveniently located in Washington Park at the corner of 57th and Cottage Grove. Click here to view a map.


Phone: (773) 947-0600

E-mail: information@dusablemuseum.org




Masterworks Paintings

Now thru January 16, 2017

Included in the exhibition are paintings by Henry Ossawa Tanner, William A. Harper, William Edouard Scott and Archibald Motley, Jr., among others. This unique, diverse and beautiful collection of work is the first in a series which will allow visitors to engage with the DuSable Museum’s world-class Fine Arts Collection.


Now thru Mach 3, 2017

Currated by Terrence A. Reese (TAR), Reflections is an intimate collection of documentary-style photographs of iconic African-Americans whose careers and contributions have addressed the fundamental political, social, and economic barriers and divides that has plagued our country while achieving some of the most highest honors and accolades as an instrument to social change and racial empowerment.

Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality

One of our largest permanent installations ever highlighting a historical interpretation of the African Diaspora

A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story

Featuring more than 150 artifacts, including objects, campaign memorabilia, and even archival footage!

Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of Blacks in the Armed Services

The call to serve one’s country has always been a distinct significance in conferring the highest claim of citizenship and patriotic responsibility. "Red, White, Blue & Black," highlights a collection of militaria from the DuSable Museum’s permanent collection.

740 East 56th Place

Chicago, Illinois 60637


 (773) 947-0600



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