- JAHHM offers group tours Wednesday-Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm. (Please note that the latest we can offer a group tour is 3:00pm).
- There is a required minimum of 10 people and maximum of 50 people for a group tour (includes students and chaperones).
- The second floor of Hull-House requires the use of a steep staircase.
- We are unable to accommodate tours outside of our regular hours.
School Groups (CPS, other 3rd-12th)
- For groups of 10 students $100 will be charged.
- For groups of over 10 students, $100 will be charged plus an additional $5 per student (e.g. $300 for the maximum of 50 participants).
- Title I schools are eligible for free admission, with documentation.
- We require 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students for grades 3-12.
- School bus parking: School buses are able to drop off students in front of Hull-House and then use the free street parking (for buses only) on Canal and Roosevelt while they wait to pick up students after the tour.
University of Illinois at Chicago Groups
- Tours for UIC faculty, staff, and student groups are free of charge.
- Maximum number for tours is 50 people.
Non-UIC/Non-School Groups (Other Universities, Non-Profits, Other)
- For groups of 10 people $100 will be charged.
- For groups of over 10 people, $100 will be charged plus an additional $5 per person (e.g. $300 for the maximum of 50 participants).
The following tours are available for group visits to Hull-House:
Hull-House Tour (3rd grade - Adult, 1 hour)
In this hour-long tour, visitors will learn about the conditions immigrants faced in the 19th Ward of Chicago, the unique work of the Hull-House residents, the life and work of Jane Addams, and the lasting impact of the Hull-House Settlement. Organized by room, each door opens to a new collection of artifacts, photographs, and stories. Visitors are encouraged to explore interactive exhibits on their own following the tour. Depending on grade level and subject interest, this interactive tour can focus on issues of labor, immigration, gender, social work, art, activism, and other special interests.
Re-Imagining the Mexican American Experience at Hull-House Tour (3rd grade - Adult, 1 hour)
Join the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for an exploration of Mexican American history, culture, and activism in Chicago's 19th Ward at the turn of the 20th century. The tour will focus on Mexican American migration to Chicago and the influence of the Hull-House Settlement on the integration of Mexican Americans into the neighborhood on the Near West Side. Some questions the tour will raise include: What does it mean to be Mexican? American? Mexican American? How have these notions changed over time, and how can we re-examine our own evolving identities?
Gender and Sexuality Tour (High school - Adult, 1 hour)
Bring Chicago history out of the closet! Join us for a tour of Hull-House and explore early 20th century stories of gender non-conformity, diverse definitions of family, and fierce self-expression. Hull-House was world-renowned for supporting immigrants and world peace, but did you know it paved the way for LGBT rights? We will address the question, “Was Jane Addams a lesbian?” and consider the historic context that complicates both the answer and the question itself. On this participatory tour we will explore historic artifacts and contemporary conversations. We will consider how history connects with today’s struggles for social justice and how we might expand our own notions of gender and sexuality.
To Make a Tour Request
- Fill out all required and relevant fields below.
- List a first and second choice of date.
- Be sure to indicate any accessibility or other accommodations for group members.
- Please make your reservations at least 2 weeks and no more than 2 months in advance.
- Payment for tours can be either made in advance or on the day of the tour via check.