American Writers Museum
180 N Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 374-8790

Driving Directions

  • From the North: Take I-90 E/I-94 E to the exit for Washington Boulevard, turn left onto W. Washington Boulevard. Turn left onto Michigan Ave. The museum is on the left. See below for various parking options in the area.
  • From the South: Take I-90 W/I-94 W to I-55 to the Lake Shore Drive Exit. After 2 miles, take the Randolph Street exit. Turn left on Randolph and follow it for 5 blocks to Michigan Ave. See below for various parking options in the area.
  • From the West: Take I-290 E to the W. Congress Parkway. Turn left on S. Dearborn St. Turn right on Lake Street. Turn right onto N. Michigan Ave. The museum is immediately on the right. See below for various parking options in the area.


Parking is available at 60 Lake Street, 20 East Randolph, and elsewhere nearby.

The Museum encourages you to reserve discounted parking in advance through SpotHero to get here on time, stress free!

Logotype_BLU_DigitalSpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the American Writers Museum SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Chicago – learn more here.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code AWM10 for an extra 10% off your first park!

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Public Transit

The AWM is easily accessible via public transit. CTA busses 2, 3, 4, 6, 26, 60, 124, 143, 146, 147, 148, and 151 have stops nearby. State & Lake and Randolph & Wabash CTA ‘L’ stations are within 2 blocks of the Museum and the Metra Millennium Station is one block south.

For more information, please visit Transit Chicago

Nearby Accommodations

Several nearby hotels offer discounted rates to Museum visitors. Conveniently located in The Loop, the partners below offer first-class features at competitive rates. Click the logos below to book your stay!


Chicago Athletic Association Fairmont Chicago
Silversmith Hotel Hotel Julian