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Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum

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Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
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Address: 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607-4497
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+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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Enjoyable museum with lots of history

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2016
AmosMerritt
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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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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

They've taken this historic site that used to house, train, and educate newly arrived immigrants and also served as a woman's shelter and turned it into a museum. Technically free but they "suggest" a $5 donation.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I've been to many house museums and I was impressed by the amount of interactive material that they had at Hull-House. They brought forward many thought provoking questions in relation to social issues which I thought was an interesting way to involve guests. They did a great job at making a connection between the current time and that of Jane... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Jane Addams was a force that brought about many changes we take for granted today. This is her home with some original furniture, some really interesting artifacts and other exhibits. There is a diorama of the original Hull House Settlement that is fascinating. The historical text that goes with the objects and furniture around the home are interesting.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

We went on a guided tour which was very interesting and we would recommend anyone else interested in social history to do so as well. It is amazing to see how Jane Addams together with the whole settlement tried not just do to charity, but truly to transform city life. By the way: Addams was also the first US woman... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We went here because our Rockford history includes much about Jane Addams. We also wanted to to a little undercover ghost-hunting. It was easy to get to by CTA and the cab back to our car, parked near Rush Medical, was a smooth 6.50! The house is small but very well kept and the staff was knowledgeable and courteous without... More 

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Fort Scott, Kansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Overall the museum was worth visiting although I found the reference to her relationship with another woman skewed by a 21st century interpretation. I also found items in the gift shop, including one with the "F" word, to be highly inappropriate. Parking is also somewhat of a hassle.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This little museum is packed with history and information. I was particularly impressed by the way they combine the old and the new, with social justice, community organizing, and art from the late 1800s to today. There are interactive exhibits for the young and the inquisitive, as well as antiques for the antiquarian. Took a good hour to go through... More 

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

If you are a social worker, this is a must. Jane Addams' Hull House is the birth place for what has become social work in the US. It was amazing to see where it all began, but sad to realize we are still fighting the same fight over many of the same issues!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Visiting a college campus is always fun and Hull-House makes this very meaningful. So much history to absorb in this wonderful homeplace. Easy to locate and close to Greektown for dinner,

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