Chicago Museum Hours & Tickets

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

The American Writers Museum is reopening Friday, May 14! Tune in live on YouTube on April 14 to hear about the AWM’s reopening plans, new virtual exhibits, program announcements and more. Register here.

Until we reopen, have fun exploring our online offerings at the AWM Virtual Hub.

Upon reopening, this is what you can expect from us and what we expect from you:

Visitor Expectations

  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and visit another time.
  • Buy tickets online below to minimize contact with front desk staff.
  • Masks that cover your mouth and nose are required to enter the building and the museum and must be kept on at all times.
  • Maintain a safe physical distancing of six feet between you and other museum visitors at all times.

AWM Safety Measures

  • Gloves and styluses are available to promote safe interaction with museum exhibits.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the museum.
  • For a complete list, visit this page.


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

Closed until it is safe and responsible to reopen.

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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