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Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum

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Address: 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607-4497
Phone Number: +1 312-413-5353
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This museum honors Jane Addams, the first American woman to win the Nobel...

This museum honors Jane Addams, the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her social work with immigrants and affecting national public policy. Explore the National Historic Landmark settlement house including the residents' dining hall and an arts and crafts building. Closed Mondays and Saturdays.

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If you have time I would suggest paying a visit to the Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum. Entry to the museum is donation based and well worth it. The museum group has done a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you have time I would suggest paying a visit to the Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum. Entry to the museum is donation based and well worth it. The museum group has done a wonderful job of preserving the building and history of Jane Addams. The museum is a living memory of the work and effort Jane Addams and her partners... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My partner who is a social worker has been excited about our trip to Chicago. Hull house museum was on top of the list of things to see/do. This museum is a house next to the UIC campus. After going through the 2 stories I really knew who she was. She accomplished so much in her work for social justice.... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Go for the free tour, if possible. This settlement house served immigrant Chicagoans from 1890s for decades. History of progressive center for the arts, supporting workers, women, children. Jane Addams was first American woman to win Nobel Peace Prize, and simultaneously had an FBI file for her work. On University of Illinois campus. Learn about the contemporary 96 acres project... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Jane Addams and her contemporaries led the campaign for social justice during the early years of our country. A visit to Hull-House puts it all into perspective, and shows you the important role the house and compound played in the settlement movement. Worth a visit for history buffs and anyone else who is generally interested in the development of social... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This small museum is a house which sits on the UIC campus directly adjacent to the student union. It has wonderful signage and explanations of the community created by Jane Addams, Ellen Starr Gates and associates to serve the local immigrant community. Jane and Ellen had traveled in Europe and were impressed by a settlement house there. Jane remained involved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A must-see destination for anyone who wants a historical perspective on Chicago's ongoing commitment to and struggles with justice, economic inequalities and the dynamics of gender, race and ethnicity. My 14-year old daughter was engaged, inspired and impressed with the exhibits. The work of Jane Addams and her companions renewed my faith in humanity. On a practical note - if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

As a social worker this was a must-see for me. The house is beautiful and the history is so interesting. Our tour guide Bethany was helpful and answered everyone's questions, highly recommended for anyone as this is an important part of our history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Pretty easily accessible from blue line with a short walk through a nice part of the UIC campus. Only donation so it is very accessible economically as well! The history of the house and of Addams are fascinating!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Hull house Tip. Not open on Saturday. Jane Addams was one of the founders of social work as a profession and a lifelong advocate of good causes from the health and welfare of slum dwellers, to rights of immigrants, to education, to women’s franchise. She practiced what she preached, unlike most of those who preach at us. The house offers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We like niche museums and this one lived up to it. I did not know anything about Hull House prior to going and learned a huge amount about Jane Addams and her outreach programs. Very dedicated to improving the lives of the less fortunate. Best $5/person was spent on the trip!

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