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DuSable Museum of African American History

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"The ARTFUL Distinction of DU SABLE Museum"

The vastness of discovery inside this particular museum always consist of TEACHABLE moments. I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane P
Unforgettable Presentation of the African American Experince

On a flying visit to Chicago looking for music history, our excellent guide Hillary from Inside... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2019
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A museum dedicated to African-American history, art and culture.
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740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637-1408
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The vastness of discovery inside this particular museum always consist of TEACHABLE moments. I was thrilled to see and read about the Black men who contributed to the military; especially, someone I grew up admiring with total respect: "Allen "Bo" PRICE of Evanston, Illinois -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

On a flying visit to Chicago looking for music history, our excellent guide Hillary from Inside Chicago Walking Tours added the DuSable Museum of African American History to our intinerary. We were so grateful that she did. Whilst the museum does not deal explicitly with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

I visited this wonderful museum on Tue. Feb. 26, 2019. Tuesdays are free at the DuSable but I gave a $5 donation because much of the artwork is beautiful and some of it was very thought provoking. I had the feeling that a few of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

My husband and I enjoyed our trip to this museum. It is beautifully done. The WWI history exhibit was especially interesting! I loved all the art. I wish I could have heard the videos but there was no volume control. The staff was so helpful....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

This is a small charming museum focused on Black history and art. Unfortunately the new exhibit space featuring Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor, wasn’t yet ready when we visited. We enjoyed viewing the art, but the history section was very frustrating. Several spots have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

I have been wanting to visit here for years. I went yesterday and was literally blown out-of-my-socks. Go if you are in Chicago. Right near the Museum of Science and Industry. Relevant to the city, the nation, the world. Critical knowledge. Great artworks.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays which are a day apart. We had lunch and went to the museum afterwards so early afternoon with no crowds. I hadn’t been in years and it is even more beautiful than I remembered. There were various...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank aliciamE3403FL
Reviewed November 15, 2018

The DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to study and conservation of African American history, culture and art. It has become an educational resource and a focal point in Chicago for black social activism. Located at 740 East 56th Place, at the corner...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed November 14, 2018

I believe that this museum was developed by volunteers who gathered money, information and historical artifacts as they could from the 50s onward until they got a building to display their lives, their suffering, their courage and dignity. It is very moving, and especially the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

We have visited African American museums and civil rights museums throughout the country. This is average at best and not worth fighting the traffic.

Date of experience: September 2018
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