Clarke House Museum Public Tour

The Clarke House Museum is closed to the public until further notice.

To protect our visitors and staff tours will be held in a virtual format for now.

Clarke House Museum Tours

A DCASE Volunteer stands in the Clarke House Musuem living room with a group on a free public tour


The Clarke House Museum is Chicago's oldest home.

Tours of this 1836 Greek Revival-style house reveal what life was like for the Clarke family in Chicago, when the city was in its formative years before the Civil War. 


Public tours are on hiatus until October 2021!

60 minute free tour.

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1pm and 2:30 pm. 

Limited to a total of 10 people, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations not required for public tour.


Clarke House is only open during the tour times listed above. There are no drop-in hours.