Chicago is heaven on Earth for passionate museum dwellers, and you’ll be especially impressed by it if you’re a huge history buff. We’re bringing you three quintessential history museums that you shouldn’t miss while exploring the largest city of Illinois.
Chicago History Museum
Nestled in the heart of the sprawling Lincoln Park, the Chicago History Museum is one of the best places to explore the city’s rich history. Its extensive collection of artifacts, photographs, and interactive displays captures the evolution of Chicago from its early days to the modern era.
The Field Museum
At its core, The Field Museum is a natural history museum—one of the largest of its kind in the world—but it’s still worth checking out if you’re a history buff. Its exhibitions cover everything from evolutionary biology, geology, and archeology to history, ethnology, and culture, making it a perfect spot to explore ancient civilizations.
DuSable Museum of African American History
Dedicated to celebrating African-American culture, art, and history, this museum has been around since 1961 and it’s associated with the Smithsonian. The majority of artifacts in its collection come from private donations and it’s one of the most significant museums dedicated to the African-American experience and the civil rights movement.