Chicago Museum Hours & Tickets

Welcome to the American Writers Museum in Chicago, our museum hours and admission and accessibility information follows.

The AWM will be closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and reopen when it is safe to do so. Learn more here.


Adults $14
Seniors (ages 65+) $9
Students & Teachers (w/ valid ID) $9
Children (ages 12 & younger) Free

Prices subject to change

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Hours of Operation


10 am – 5 pm

Final ticket sales are 30 minutes before closing

Get the AWM App!

Download the AWM app for Chicago Museum hours and exclusive extra content.

Download the American Writers Museum app before you visit to unlock exclusive content like interest-based tours, additional information and behind-the-scenes looks at our exhibits. With the AWM app, you write your own story.

Available on Android and Apple devices.

Explore the City!

The American Writers Museum partners with Big Bus Chicago

Elevate your visit to Chicago with Big Bus Tours. Hop on for panoramic top-deck views of iconic skyscrapers and Lake Michigan, and hop off to explore institutions like Magnificent Mile, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium. Flexible sightseeing in the Windy City is a breeze with Big Bus Chicago.

The AWM now offers Big Bus passes in-person at the front desk!

Holiday Hours

The AWM will be closed the following days: Thanksgiving Day, December 25 & January 1

Administrative Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
(312) 374-8790


The Museum welcomes all visitors and we hope to make our exhibits and programming accessible to all. To that end, the following services are offered:

  • Button activated doors at the building entrance
  • Elevator access to the 2nd floor
  • A large, gender-neutral, family restroom
  • Wide restroom stalls with grab bars
  • A variety of self-regulation fidgets to help maintain focus or calm down – request at the front desk

Please let us know what we can do to make your visit more enjoyable by contacting us via email or by voice telephone at (312) 374-8790.

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