Tickets and Hours

General admission is always free for Friends of the Chicago River Members. Become a member here.

General admission:$6
Adults over 62: $5
Children 6 to 12 years old: $5
Students (with ID): $5
Children age five and younger: Free
Free on Sundays

Bridge lift viewing (Spring): $10 (Details)

Bridge Lift Breakfast (Fall): $15 (call for reservations)

Loop Around the Bridgehouse Tour (Reservation req.): $10

Tower Tour: $8

*Note: No discounts apply to bridge lifts or tours. 

Hours of Operation 2019

The museum is open Friday-Monday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Thursdays from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m., from May 18th through November 3rd. The museum is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tower tours are Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. beginning in June. Please call (312) 977-0227 to reserve your spot.

Group Visits

For groups of 10 or more visiting during our regular hours, tickets are $5 per person. For school groups, tickets are $3 per person. Please call (312) 977-0227 at least 24 hours in advance of your group’s visit to the Bridgehouse Museum to make arrangements. Please note that the Bridgehouse Museum is limited to 79 visitors at a time.

Private tours may be arranged for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Special pricing applies. Please call (312) 939-0490, ext. 28 for more information.

We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card.


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