Clarke House Museum Tours

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays • 1pm and 2:30pm

FREE Admission

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Clarke House Museum

The Clarke House Museum is Chicago's oldest home. Tours of this 1836 Greek Revival-style house reveal what life was like for a middle class family in Chicago, when the city was in its formative years before the Civil War.

Hour-long guided tours of Clarke House Museum are now free. See details below.



Free Public Tours

  • Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1pm and 2:30pm
  • One-hour guided tours
  • Admission is FREE
  • Tours are limited to 15 people, available on a first-come, first-served basis. For groups of 10 or more, please see below Private Group Tours.


Private Group Tours

  • Private tours led by trained volunteer docents are offered by appointment, pending availability.
  • Private tours of the house are designed for adults, 13 years and older, for groups of 10 or more.
Private Group Tours Application


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Clarke House Museum
1827 S. Indiana St.
Chicago, IL 60616


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2020 Holidays/Museum Closed:

  • New Year's Day - Jan. 1
  • Lincoln's Birthday - Feb. 12
  • Presidents' Day - Feb. 17
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • Veterans' Day - Nov. 11
  • Christmas Day - Dec. 25

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