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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...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
180 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7401
All reviews interactive exhibits written word laura ingalls wilder children's literature non fiction english teacher love books book club book lovers frederick douglas low tech reading everything chronological order office building two hours heart of downtown chicago girls weekend
I loved the museum simply because of the Edgar Allen Poe tour, who happens to be favorite writer in the macabre genre. If you are a fan of american literature, I would highly recommend this place. If you are not, you must still visit, just...More
The price is fairly cheap and it's in the middle of the city! You won't need HOURS to visit, maybe just 1-2 good hours. The entire place is INTERACTIVE! You can play with everything there so it's a wonderful and educational experience for kids AND...More
As a retired history and English teacher, I loved this museum but I agree with reviewers who have said that some people may not enjoy it too much. I loved going through their 100 chosen authors to see how many I knew, learn a little...More
I had a good time in this small, new museum, but it is not for everyone. it is to honor writers, so that idea is superb by itself. however, it is a work in progress. in some senses, it is like a hall of fame,...More
As a language arts teacher, avid reader, and closet children's literature writer, it was the perfect ending to a whirlwind stay in Chicago. And I found a Shirley Jackson T Shirt of all things. If you don't know who she is you have to look...More
The American Writers Museum apparently opened up about a year ago. I found this a fascinating museum. There are numerous displays and interactive screens. Unfortunately, I did not have much time to explore the museum but plan to return during my next visit to Chicago....More
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