Top 10 Most Visited History Museums in Chicago

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The Field Museum

The Field Museum

Travel around the world, go back in time, and discover things you never knew at The Field Museum! Whether you're a first-time guest or a frequent visitor, we're your home for endless adventures.

Hours:
Closed today
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
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Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. Our ability to illuminate the past is a reminder of what really happened once upon a time, sheds light on the present, and compellingly informs the future.

Hours:
Closed today
Mon: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tue: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thu: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Address:1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
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3

National Hellenic Museum

National Hellenic Museum

The National Hellenic Museum is the premier institution for sharing the Greek story, from the ancient Greeks to the modern Greek-American experience.

Hours:
Closed today
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:333 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
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4

Polish Museum of America

Polish Museum of America

Hours:
Closed today
Mon: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu: Closed
Fri: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address:984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
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5

The Oriental Institute

The Oriental Institute

The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. A part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.

Hours:
Closed today
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637
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6

Chicago Maritime Museum

Chicago Maritime Museum

Hours:
Closed today
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun: Closed
Address:1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60608
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7

Edgewater Historical Society

Edgewater Historical Society

Address:5358 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
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8

Clarke House Museum

Clarke House Museum

Chicago's Oldest Surviving Structure-Built 1836. Offering tours Wednesday-Sunday at 12 & 2pm.

Address:1827 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
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9

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

The largest museum of Lithuanian culture outside Lithuania, the BMLC is a Chicago must-see! Features amber, armor, folk arts, and children's activities.

Hours:
Closed today
Mon: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address:6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629
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10

Ukrainian National Museum

Ukrainian National Museum

Hours:
Closed today
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thu: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address:2249 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60612
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