The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago welcomes both self-guided visitors and those desiring a guided tour. The museum has materials suitable for all age groups, from elementary school students through adults.
The museum consists of two buildings: the Hull Home, which features exhibitions about the history of Hull-House, and the Residents’ Dining Hall, which holds an event space, the museum’s gift shop, and staff offices.
Public Tours are offered every Wednesday and Sunday from 1-2pm. Spanish language Public Tours take place the first and second Sunday of every month in lieu of the English language Public Tour. To learn more about Spanish language tours please visit Excursiones Públicas.
Vernacular Architecture Tours in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial
During the Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 2017-January 2018), Hull-House's Wednesday public tours will feature an architectural focus. Visitors will learn about the historic preservation of the 1850s Hull Mansion, neighborhood conditions in the Near West Side at the turn of the twentieth century in Chicago, including life in tenements and sweatshops, and the unique work of the Hull-House settlement which responded to the social needs of the neighborhood. Learn about the Model Tenement Movement, the foundational moments of public housing, and how the buildings of the Hull-House settlement embodied the ideals of the Progressive Era.
Please note that public tours can only accommodate a maximum of 25 visitors and the latest admittance time is 1:15pm. For more information, please visit the Hours and Admission page.
Self-guided visitors should schedule at least one hour to view the museum. Self-guided groups of more than 10, see Group Visits below for more information.
Groups of more than 10 visitors for a self-guided or group tour are encouraged to call in advance due to space restrictions within the museum. Visit Group Tours for more information and to schedule a tour. Currently, group tours are not offered on Sundays. JAHHM only offers group tours Tuesday-Friday.