Get Free Museum Admission at These Three Chicago Museums

September 13, 2018 | Arts & Culture | Attractions | Educational | Neighborhood
Get Free Museum Admission at These Three Chicago Museums

When you live in downtown Chicago, you live a quick walk away from some of the best museums in the country. History, art, and architecture are just around the corner from OneEleven, and they even offer free admission on certain days of the week. Add free museum admission to your fall plans and go to these famous attractions.


Museum of Contemporary Art

Nestled one block from the water tower, the Museum of Contemporary Art showcases the proactive side of contemporary art and culture. It has a long history of taking a chance on works created by visionary artists. It also interweaves collections, exhibitions, and performances to offer insight into the creative process. Upcoming exhibits include Atrium Project: Federico Herrero and A Body Measured Against the Earth. The museum is free to Illinois residents on Tuesdays.


Glessner House Museum

Known as one of the top twenty architectural attractions in Illinois, the Glessner House dates back to 1887. It served as an inspiration to renowned architects such as Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. The National Register of Historic Places lists the Glessner House. The museum’s mission is to spark excitement in architecture and history. Take a docent-led tour on Wednesday, when admission is free.


Swedish American Museum

Nestled in the Andersonville neighborhood, the Swedish American Museum has welcomed visitors for more than forty years. Spanning 24,000 feet, it features two galleries. It also strives to celebrate Swedish culture, customs, and traditions. The museum’s permanent exhibit, The Dream of America: Swedish Immigration to Chicago, is found on the second floor. Visitors can follow the immigrants’ journey to the United States. Visitors can also meet characters such as Elin Hedman, who passed through Ellis Island in the early 1920s. Get free admission on the second Tuesday of every month.


Learn More About the Museums in Chicago

These are just a few of the places with free museum admission that you can explore for free if you call OneEleven home. Once you see the local sights, go behind the scenes with these tours of famous Chicago attractions. If you would like to live close to your favorite sites, please contact our friendly leasing agents who would love to show you our community firsthand.