Street Address
740 E 56th Pl
Chicago, IL 60637
Mailing Address
Chicago, IL 60637
phone: 773-947-0600
fax: 773-947-0677
Mo-Sa 10-4; Su 12-4 (except in winter)
Adults - $3.00, Seniors and Youth - $2.00, Children - $1.00
Museum Type(s)
Raymond Ward, Public and Media Relations
phone: 773-947-0600


The DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. For 42 years the museum has carried out its mission through exhibitions, archives and a diverse array of education programs designed to interpret and illuminate the African American experience for audiences of all ages. DuSable Museum has nine continuing exhibits and works on display, and presents four to six special exhibitions each year along with over 100 public and education programs including film screenings, theatre performances, concerts, literary events, lectures, and special events.

Artifacts Collections

The museum' collections include artifacts, books, photographs, recordings, costumes and personal papers of noted African Americans; original documents and civil rights memorabilia; paintings, drawings, and sculpture by noted African American artists; award winning photographic collections; wood and ivory carvings, bronze castings, statues and art from Africa; manuscripts, broadsides, films, rare books and bibliographic files.


Access: Scholars, Staff Only

Appointment required: Yes


Wheelchair Accessible