During Chicago Museum Week, the DuSable Museum of African-American History will be offering two-for-one admission, 10% off at the gift shop, and half off individual memberships. There will also be special guided tours.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $7 for students, and $3 for children (age six to eleven). It is free for children five and under every day and free for everyone on Sundays.
The DuSable Museum is open from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. It is closed on Mondays.
Artist Margaret T. Burroughs (1917-2010) and her husband Charles Burroughs founded the DuSable Museum on the ground floor of their home in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Mrs. Burroughs was a graduate of Chicago Teachers College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago who had served art director of the Negro Hall of Fame.
Originally, they called their new museum the Ebony Museum of Negro History and Art when it opened in 1961. They later dropped “Ebony” from the name and in 1968 renamed it in honor of Jean Baptiste Du Sable, who is considered the founder of Chicago because he and his family established a farm and trading post that was the first permanent settlement on the site of Chicago. In 1800, Du Sable sold his land, buildings, and animals to the ill-fated Jean La Lime and moved to Peoria in what is now Central Illinois.
Since 1973, the DuSable Museum has been housed in the former Washington Park Administration Building. Designed by D.H. Burnham & Company, this Beaux-Arts-style building was erected in 1910 to house the offices of the South Park Commission. A 28,000-square-foot addition built in 1993 includes a 450-seat auditorium.
In 1986, Mayor Harold Washington appointed Mrs. Burroughs to the Chicago Park District’s Board of Commissioners. On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners named a 29.75-acre parcel of land in Burnham Park (31st Street Beach and some adjacent green space) Margaret T. Burroughs Beach and Park.
The DuSable Museum is located at the eastern edge of Washington Park (not to be confused with Washington Square Park, Harold Washington Playlot Park, or Dinah Washington Park ) in the Washington Park Community Area on the South Side of Chicago. It is just outside the campus of The University of Chicago. The address is 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60637.
 The South Park District was one of twenty-two park districts in Chicago that merged in 1934 to form the Chicago Park District.
 Despite the name, this is not a separate park, but a feature of the 609-acre Burnham Park.