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 preschool through adults.
Self-guided visitors should schedule at least one hour to view the entire museum and participate in one of several activities. Groups of more than 10 visitors are encouraged to call in advance due to space constrictions within the museum.
In addition to self-guided visits, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum now offers guided tours to individual visitors at no charge.
Tours explore the newly renovated Hull-House Museum and introduce visitors to Jane Addams, America’s first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize; the Hull-House Settlement; immigration in Chicago; social change movements at the turn of the 20th Century; and connections to contemporary social issues. Organized by room, each door opens to a new collection of artifacts, photographs, and convicting stories. Visitors are encouraged to explore interactive exhibits on their own following the tour.
The second floor of the Hull Home is now open to the public but is only accessible by a steep staircase.
Public tours take place at 1pm on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Tours are lead by museum educators and last one hour. Meet in the entryway of the Hull home. No reservations necessary; donations to the museum are encouraged. Groups of 10 or more should call to schedule a group tour.
The following activities are available to self-guided visitors at all times:
Hull-House History on Call (cell phone audio tour)
Preservation Detectives: 6th thru 10th grade
Urban Farm self-guided visit (seasonal, 1 block away)