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.

Photo Courtesy of ©2014 Patricia Armell, chicagoloopbridges.com

Photo Courtesy of ©2014 Patricia Armell, chicagoloopbridges.com

 

Announcements

November 6, 2017 - Thank you for a fantastic 2017 season! We will be back in May and will keep you updated on all of our upcoming programming through the winter months. 

Contact museum director, Josh Coles, with questions regarding rentals, volunteering, or anything else related to the Bridgehouse Museum. Email jcoles@chicagoriver.org or call (312)-939-0490 ext. 28. Thank you! 

 


Museum Status: Open through October 31st, Thursday - Monday.


 

Testimonial

 
This was one of my favorite stops, Very small, part of the bridge tower and timed right you can actually (additional fee) witness the mechanics of the moving of the bridge. Also, you can look out one of the windows and have a spectacular view.
— Visitor via TripAdvisor