DuSable Museum of African American History

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Afar Magazine

This amazing museum nestled on Chicago's South side, was named after the founder of Chicago, Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, an Afro-Frenchman. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Sitting alongside the lagoons of Washington Park, the DuSable Museum offers an interesting—and haunting—exploration of the African-American experience. Full review →


Frommer's 35

The DuSable Museum is a repository of the history, art, and artifacts pertaining to the African-American experience and culture. Full review →


Lonely Planet

This was the first independent museum in the country dedicated to African American art, history and culture. Full review →


Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

Founded in 1961 by Dr. Margaret Goss Burroughs in her home, this cultural and historical museum now occupies a former park administration building. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Founded in 1961 and dedicated to preserving and honoring African-American culture. The oldest non-profit institution of its kind. Full review →



Named for Chicago’s first permanent citizen, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, the museum displays art, artifacts and documents tracing African-American history Full review →

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