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Clarke House Museum, 1836


1827 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616


Open: Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Guided Tours: Wednesday - Sunday 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Closed: Major holidays


Phone: (312) 326-1480
Fax: (312) 745-0077


The Henry B. Clarke House is the oldest house in the original Chicago city limits and an early example of Greek Revival Architecture in the Midwest. Interpretation of Clarke House focuses on the social history of antebellum Chicago (1836-1860) during a period of economic expansion, recession, and rapid industrialization. The Illinois Society owns the furnishings collection, cares for the artifacts, and supports educational programming.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums
National Register of Historic Places
City of Chicago Landmark


Located in the South Loop in the Prairie Avenue Historic District. From downtown Chicago, go south on Michigan Avenue to 18th Street, go east 2 blocks to Prairie Ave. Tours leave from Glessner House Museum.