American Writers Museum

American Writers Museum, Chicago: Hours, Address, American Writers Museum Reviews: 5/5

American Writers Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Visit the American Writers Museum today! Through innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, as well as compelling programming, the American Writers Museum educates, enriches, provokes, and inspires visitors of all ages. Special exhibits FREE with paid admission; My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today and Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from HK$112.61
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
How to get there
  • Randolph/Wabash • 3 min walk
  • Lake • 4 min walk
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Katrina S
Macon, GA4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Very interactive with tons of interesting information about writers of all genres and art forms. Not as big as expected - it’s a few floors up in a building with other offices - but packed with valuable info.
Written 26 April 2022
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lilyeee
United States37 contributions
Mar 2022
Went there with college aged granddaughter..,,it was unique and special. We loved it, quiet and so informative.
Written 23 March 2022
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Lindsay W
Boston, MA4 contributions
Jan 2022
Absolutely loved the museum! I went on a Sunday morning and had the whole place to myself. Most of the museum is interactive and I spent about an hour there but there are plenty of spots to pick up a book and sit down and read if you wanted to extend your visit.
Written 26 January 2022
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Amie M
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
What an amazing little space! If you have ever enjoyed reading a book, you will love this place. It’s so deeply and thoughtfully interactive, detailed, beautiful, and fun. We only had an hour to visit which was not nearly enough to do everything we wanted to do! The person at the front desk offered for us to come back later in the day on our same admission ticket if we had extra time. If you’re visiting downtown Chicago, this is a great place to stop, including with children! Highly recommended!
Written 28 November 2021
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Dawn Henderson
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
If you enjoy reading you'll love this experience. My teenage daughter and I went together and it was absolutely a highlight of our trip to Chicago. The layout is really interactive and I found the material to be engaging and inspiring. Absolutely worth the time and cost. Highly recommend!
Written 16 October 2021
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BobFromPA
19 contributions
Jul 2021
My daughter wants to write for TV (news or comedy) or film. Just a nice little museum if you're into American writers. Plan on 1-2 hours. worth the price of admission
Written 10 August 2021
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nleprohn
Seattle, WA43 contributions
Jul 2021
Don't let the small size fool you. We spent over 2 hours wandering thru and looking at the exhibits. Many are interactive which is far more enjoyable than merely reading signs.
Written 9 August 2021
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rachelwest8
Charlottesville, VA34 contributions
Do this! If you are a fan of literature, reading, or just history in general, this is the place for you. I, a lit PhD student, loved it just as much a my mom, a casual reader. There is something for everyone and the interactive side of the museum ensures that everyone will have something to do.
Written 24 July 2021
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Franny312
Chicago, IL2 contributions
May 2021
It was great visiting American Writers Museum when it was opened several months ago, because I am also a professional writer. And many decades ago I taught English and journalism in Chicago Public High Schools. My memoir won two 1st-place awards for non-fiction 13 years ago, and WGN TV reviewed my memoir.

My novel, BEYOND THE GREEN, was now written and edited by me, Francine Pappadis Friedman, and it was read by Rick Kogan, a columnist of the Chicago Tribune, and he said "It's a fine piece of writing." And he told me that I could put his quote on my novel's back cover, so I did.
Written 13 July 2021
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stephanie12342014
Kingsport, TN19 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This museum is small, but it is packed full of interactive exhibits that encourage an immersive visit — many manipulative or digital options to learn more about the writers, plus typing a collaborative story on vintage typewriters, revisiting childhood classics, taking selfies against a scrolling word wall, and much more. I am a high school English teacher, so I could have happily stayed all day, but I would think anybody with an appreciation for story would enjoy spending a couple of hours at this first class museum.
Written 2 July 2021
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American Writers Museum is open:
  • Thu - Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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