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Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum is uniquely Chicago. The Museum creatively tells the story of the city’s vast and colorful past, creating a distinctive venue that you and your guests will remember. Sip cocktails next to one of Chicago’s first “L” cars. Have dinner surrounded by stained glass pieces from Louis Comfort Tiffany and Frank Lloyd Wright.  Dance the night away against a backdrop of Lincoln Park’s lush gardens on our 15,000 square foot plaza.

  • Total Capacity of Venue

    Entire Museum: 800; Entire Museum + Plaza: 1500

  • Private or Semi Private Space Available

    Chicago Room - 340 seated, 300 seated with a DJ; 270 seatedwith a band; 600 reception
    McCormick Theater - 300 seat theater
    Guild Gallery - 120 reception
    North and Clark Café - 60 seated; 150 reception
    Guild Conference Room - 50 theater style; 30-35 classroom/boardroom style
    Mandel Conference Room - 40 theater style - 30 classroom/boardroom style
    Uilhein Plaza - 600 seated dinner; 1500 reception - can be tented
    Robinson Gallery - 30 seated; 100 reception
    Minow Lobby - 50-60 seated; 100 reception

  • Unique views

    We offer a beautiful view of Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast skyline.

  • Our most Important Target Market is?

    Corporate & Nonprofit clientele

  • We are most proud of our ability to?

    We provide clients and guests with excellent customer service, a beautiful event space, and a flawless event experience.

  • We are famous with customers for our ability to?

    Meet their needs and exceed their expectations every step of the planning process, as well as flawless event execution

  • Unlike our competition, we offer customers?

    Our space is filled with Chicago History and offers indoor and outdoor spaces which can accommodate a variety of types of events, floor plans and guest counts.

  • We would like our customers to tell their friends that we provide the best?

    Customer service!

  • Our company enhances customer lives by offering?

    Unique insight into all aspects of Chicago's history - from fashion to sports; from Hull House to Fort Dearborn or from Al Capone to Hugh Hefner - you'll find it at the Chicago History Museum!

  • Recent Clients

    Larson Engineering, LDR, BMO Harris, Northwestern, New York Times, ComEd

  • Awards/Achievements

    The Knot Best-of Weddings 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    The Knot Hall of Fame
    Best Historic Venue Winner by Illinois Meetings and Events 2008, 2012

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Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park/Old Town
Capacity: Entire Museum: 800; Entire Museum + Plaza: 1500

Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets. Enter on Stockton Drive. The secure, well-lit parking facility is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The lot can accommodate up to 460 cars.
Event guests may self-park in the parking lot. Upon entering or exiting the Museum, attendees may have their tickets validated at the front desk. The validated rate is $9.00 per vehicle for 24 hours.
Hosted Parking
If you would like to provide parking for your guests, you may purchase passes at $9.00 each. For hosted parking, guests self-park in the lot. We distribute parking passes at the event for guests to use upon their exit.
Valet Parking
You may hire valet. We are happy to connect you with companies that work within the area.

We are across the street from the Hotel Lincoln and a quick cab ride from many hotels on the north end of the Magnificent Mile and Loop.

Take in the sights of the Lincoln Park Zoo, catch a show at Second City and explore Old Town!

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