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Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum

800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607-4497
+1 312-413-5353
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Awesome museum. A must visit

My partner who is a social worker has been excited about our trip to Chicago. Hull house museum... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Pat W
Amazing history of early social work, progressive community development, with current projects

Go for the free tour, if possible. This settlement house served immigrant Chicagoans from 1890s... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Taos, New Mexico
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This museum honors Jane Addams, the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her social work with immigrants and affecting national public policy. Explore the National Historic Landmark settlement house including the residents' dining hall and an arts and crafts building. Closed Mondays and Saturdays.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607-4497
University Village / Little Italy
+1 312-413-5353
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

My partner who is a social worker has been excited about our trip to Chicago. Hull house museum was on top of the list of things to see/do. This museum is a house next to the UIC campus. After going through the 2 stories I...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Go for the free tour, if possible. This settlement house served immigrant Chicagoans from 1890s for decades. History of progressive center for the arts, supporting workers, women, children. Jane Addams was first American woman to win Nobel Peace Prize, and simultaneously had an FBI file...More

1  Thank elizabeth123452014
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Jane Addams and her contemporaries led the campaign for social justice during the early years of our country. A visit to Hull-House puts it all into perspective, and shows you the important role the house and compound played in the settlement movement. Worth a visit...More

Thank Alisa_Cunningham
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This small museum is a house which sits on the UIC campus directly adjacent to the student union. It has wonderful signage and explanations of the community created by Jane Addams, Ellen Starr Gates and associates to serve the local immigrant community. Jane and Ellen...More

Thank outoford
Reviewed 15 June 2016

A must-see destination for anyone who wants a historical perspective on Chicago's ongoing commitment to and struggles with justice, economic inequalities and the dynamics of gender, race and ethnicity. My 14-year old daughter was engaged, inspired and impressed with the exhibits. The work of Jane...More

Thank P216
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

As a social worker this was a must-see for me. The house is beautiful and the history is so interesting. Our tour guide Bethany was helpful and answered everyone's questions, highly recommended for anyone as this is an important part of our history.

Thank Nette723
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Pretty easily accessible from blue line with a short walk through a nice part of the UIC campus. Only donation so it is very accessible economically as well! The history of the house and of Addams are fascinating!

Thank eec317
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Hull house Tip. Not open on Saturday. Jane Addams was one of the founders of social work as a profession and a lifelong advocate of good causes from the health and welfare of slum dwellers, to rights of immigrants, to education, to women’s franchise. She...More

2  Thank michaelj108
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We like niche museums and this one lived up to it. I did not know anything about Hull House prior to going and learned a huge amount about Jane Addams and her outreach programs. Very dedicated to improving the lives of the less fortunate. Best...More

1  Thank AmosMerritt
Reviewed 23 February 2016

They've taken this historic site that used to house, train, and educate newly arrived immigrants and also served as a woman's shelter and turned it into a museum. Technically free but they "suggest" a $5 donation.

Thank matjack85
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