DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E. 56th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60637- Map It
(773) 947-0600

AAA Editor Notes

DuSable Museum of African American History is in Washington Park at 740 E. 56th Pl. Named for Chicago’s first permanent settler, the museum houses several galleries including Africa Speaks, featuring a collection of masks, carved doors and statues representing various ethnic groups and beliefs. Other galleries recount the history of slavery in America, celebrate the contributions of African-American aviators, and highlight the work of such artists as Augustus Savage and Henry O. Tanner. A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story highlights the life of the former mayor of Chicago. Traveling exhibits also are presented. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$10; $7 (ages 62+ and students with ID); $3 (ages 6-11); free (ages 0-5 and to all Sun.). Phone ahead to confirm rates.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.