The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social engagement.

Temporary Museum Closure! Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will be closed to the public for weekly tours and walk-ins from July 30 to September 5. This will allow the museum to complete needed facilities updates and to install our upcoming Fall exhibition. At this time, the Residents Dining Hall will be unavailable for rentals. The Museum will re-open on Jane Addams’ 158th birthday on September 6, 2018 with a full day of tours and an opening reception featuring our new exhibition: Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change at Hull-House (September 6 – May 2019). Please mark your calendars and plan your museum visits accordingly.

During the temporary closure, the Museum’s gift shop located on the second floor of the Residents' Dinning Hall will remain open Tuesdays—Fridays, 10 AM—4 PM.
For questions and concerns, call (312) 413-5353 or email For more information and to book tours for Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change at Hull-House, visit

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Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm | Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Closed Mondays and Saturdays

Suggested donation is $5 per person. Admission for UIC faculty, staff, and students is free of charge.

Public Tours: 
Public Tours are offered every Wednesday and Sunday from 1-2pm.
For information on group tours, please visit

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum awarded two National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants!

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is one of 21 organizations in the country awarded a NEH Humanities in the Public Square grant for Making the West Side: Community Conversations on Neighborhood Change. The grant supports the museum's multi-year initiative to investigate its historic role in neighborhood change and situate both the historical and contemporary West Side of Chicago in a national dialogue on race, gentrification, and the American city.

The second grant, Securing the Common Good: Hull-House History at UIC, is a multi-year initiative that draws upon Jane Addams Hull-House Museum's demonstrated leadership in providing quality educational experiences to faculty and students. Aimed toward non-humanities faculty,  the grant will create new teaching modules that will integrate the history of the Hull-House Settlement across the UIC campus. If you are UIC faculty and are interested in participating in the faculty seminar, more information can be found here.