Visit Us

Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family or finishing your doctorate, our ongoing and rotating exhibits, library, and teaching lodge give visitors access to over 3,000 sourced books and many of our 10,000 traditional and modern cultural items. You can visit during our public hours, book a tour, or request access to our full collection.

 

Public Hours

Monday – Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday – Friday Closed Closed
Saturday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed Closed

Holiday Closures: New Years Eve and Day: Easter Sunday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve and Day

 

Public Hours

Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10:00AM- 5:00PM 

Thursday-Friday: Closed

Saturday:  10:00AM-5:00PM

Sunday: Closed

Holiday Closures: New Years Eve and Day: Easter Sunday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve and Day

Directions

Address: 3001 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201

Driving Directions

Metered and free street parking is available on Central Street in front of the museum. Free parking is located behind the museum building. Enter the parking lot from Central Park.

 

  • Located on the northwest corner of Central Street and Central Park, the museum is east of Crawford and west of Green Bay Road.
  • From Sheridan Road or Green Bay Road: Travel west on Central Street to 3001 Central at the northwest corner of Central and Central Park.
  • From I-94: Exit at Old Orchard and go east to Crawford and turn north to Central and then head east on Central to the museum at 3001 Central at the northwest corner of Central Street and Central Park.
Public Transportation

The Mitchell Museum is accessible by the Chicago Transit Authority’s Purple Line train, 201 and 206 buses.

  • Take the Purple Line to the Central Street stop to transfer to a westbound #201 bus, exit at Central Park stop or walk west along Central Street about 1-1/2 miles to Central Park .
  • The #206 bus can be caught at Howard Station (weekdays only) and ridden to Central Street and Central Park.

The Mitchell Museum is also accessible by the Metra’s Union Pacific North route.

  • Exit at the Central Street Station and transfer to a westbound 201 or 206 CTA bus, or walk west along Central Street 1 mile to Central Park.

General Admission

(Access to all exhibits, library, and shop)

Tribal Citizens (with ID): FREE
Mitchell Members ($40+/year): FREE
   
Seniors (65+): $5.00
Adults (18-64): $7.00
Youth/Teens (3-17): $5.00
Children Under 3: FREE
   
Students (ID if applicable): $5.00
Teachers/Professors (with ID): $5.00
   
Active Military & Family (with ID) Memorial Day – Labor Day Free

*Special Events and Programs may require an additional fee.

General Admission

(Access to all exhibits, library, and shop)

  • Tribal Citizen (w/ ID): FREE
  • Mitchell Member ($40+/year): FREE

  • Senior (65+): $5.00
  • Adult (18-64): $7.00
  • Youth/Teen (3-17): $5.00
  • Children Under 3: FREE

 

  • Student (ID if applicable): $5.00
  • Teachers/Professor (with ID): $5.00

  • Active Military & Family (with ID) Memorial Day – Labor Day: FREE

*Special Events and Programs may require an additional fee.

 

Group Tours

Currently, we are not offering group tours. We hope to be able to do so again soon.

“In reopening, our first priority is the safety of our visitors and staff, so we are following the guidelines of the CDC, the State of Illinois, and the City of Evanston and enacting new policies to keep everyone healthy.” – Mary L. Smith, Interim Executive Director

We’re doing everything we can to make visiting the museum a safe, stress-free experience.

 

Group Tours

Currently, we are not offering group tours. We hope to be able to do so again soon.

“In reopening, our first priority is the safety of our visitors and staff, so we are following the guidelines of the CDC, the State of Illinois, and the City of Evanston and enacting new policies to keep everyone healthy.” – Mary L. Smith, Interim Executive Director

We’re doing everything we can to make visiting the museum a safe, stress-free experience.

Current Exhibits