DuSable Museum Of African American History

History Museum
740 E 56th Pl (S Cottage Grove Ave)
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 947-0600
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm


  • Mosaic portraits in Founders Hall celebrate Dr. Margaret Burroughs, co-founder of the museum, Harold Washington, Chicagos first African American Mayor, and DuSable, Founder of Chicago.
  • The DuSable Museum of African American History is the first independent museum in the country dedicated to the African American experience.
  • A must see in the City of Chicago
  • Check out this independent museum on African American history which promotes cultural understanding. Free admissions on Sundays, children under 5 always free.
  • The first museum dedicated to the culture and experiences of African-Americans, this museum is clearly modern with its own mobile app.
  • Provides a beautiful illustration of African American history, culture and art. Celebrate Black History by checking out more amazing African American contributions: http://bet.us/BHM
  • Great place to learn african American History.
  • Hottest show every! !!
  • Always love going to Dusable.
  • Make sure you see robot Harold Washington!
  • This museum helps to complete the cultural quilt of the city of Chicago as well as the entirety of America. It showcases much art in addition to history.
  • Someone wrote a tip saying this is the largest museum in the world, which is false. Like REALLY false. Not even top 10. Anywho, it's ok. 1st African American museum. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Be sure to check out the Freedom Now Mural.
  • Check out the inaugural Black Fine Art Month Exhibit by the artists of augment International #pigmentintl #pigment #blackfineartmonth
  • Love the hall with Black American inventors!
  • The Black Excellence Awards for 2016 were phenomenal this year in recognizing Black Excellence in all areas of the arts. Definitely a no miss. Support your arts community.
  • Great place. It's going to be a nice area, when the new Obama library comes to the South Side!
  • Beautiful historical museum of chicago
  • Everything!
  • I didnt even know this existed. This is amazing! I wonder how many young African Americans in Gary dont even know about this.

Nearby places

5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr
1155 E 58th St (btwn Woodlawn Ave & University Ave)
3947 S King Dr (at E Oakwood Blvd.)