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On March 1, 1914, Harry Caray, legendary sports broadcaster for both the Chicago Cubs and the White Sox, was born.
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Join the Chicago History Museum!

Rediscover Chicago's history and join our membership family today. In addition to special exhibitions, the Museum offers a fresh lineup of programs and a wide variety of membership benefits to enthrall history lovers of all ages.

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Gift Membership

Give the gift of Chicago history. For questions, please call 312-799-2112 for further assistance.

> Purchase a gift membership

All members enjoy these great benefits:

  • Unlimited FREE admission to the Museum and Research Center
  • Discounts on all Museum programs, tours, and events
  • Members’ e–newsletter and quarterly calendar of events, so you get the most out of your membership
  • Exclusive invitations to members–only events, including exhibition previews, programs, lectures, and parties
  • A 10 percent discount on all purchases made at the North & Clark Café, Museum Store, and Photo Store
  • Access to the Members’ lounge at select events
  • A $10 discount on Chicago Line cruises throughout the sailing season. Advance registration is encouraged. Please bring your membership card with you when attending the tour. Visit for more information on daily cruises.
  • Access to the Museum parking lot with membership card, even when it is full

Premium members enjoy these additional benefits:

  • Priority registration for select events
  • Chicago History magazine subscription
  • FREE parking in the Museum parking lot (validation received at the Visitor Services Center with a Museum visit)
  • Two single–use Museum passes to share with friends or family

In addition to receiving these benefits, you'll be supporting all the important work done at the Chicago History Museum.

Core memberships are 100% tax deductible; Premium memberships are partially tax deductible.

Membership Options

Core 2: $70

Admission for 2 adults

Core 4: $90

Admission for 4 adults

Premium 2: $100

Admission for 2 adults

Premium 4: $120

Admission for 4 adults

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We want to make the Museum accessible for every Chicagoan, regardless of financial limitations. If you are receiving public assistance and would like information about discounted membership options, please contact Member Services at 312-799-2272.

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We offer a discounted membership to Illinois families in need.