The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates the Chicago River and its world-famous movable bridges.
Beginning at river level and spiraling five stories up, the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridgehouse.
At river level, visitors can view the massive gears of Chicago’s most famous movable bridge and then journey through time as they experience the story of the Chicago River. Once at the top of the Bridgehouse, visitors are treated to magnificent 360 degree views of the city and river, and will gain a whole new perspective on the beauty and complexity that is Chicago.
The Bridgehouse Museum furthers the mission of Friends of the Chicago River.
January 2nd, 2018 - Happy New Year! 2018 is starting out with a deep freeze along the river. Check out photos of the ice and follow us on our social media pages.
The museum is closed for the season, but we do open periodically throughout the winter months for group tours. Contact us to find out more information.
Contact museum director, Josh Coles, with questions regarding rentals, volunteering, or anything else related to the Bridgehouse Museum. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312)-939-0490 ext. 28. Thank you!
Museum Status: Closed. Opening day for 2018 is May 12th.