Planning Your Visit


The Edgewater Historical Society and Museum is located at 5358 N. Ashland Ave. (Balmoral at Ashland), Chicago, IL 60640. See map at the left.

Hours & Admission

NOTE: The Edgewater Historical Society values and relies on the health of its volunteers, members, and everyone in the community. We take seriously the current recommendations from all levels of government to limit gatherings in order to reduce potential exposure to and spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus 2019). We are especially concerned about protecting vulnerable populations that might participate in any of EHS’s upcoming events.

With this in mind, the Edgewater Historical Society Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. We will let you know when we feel it is safe and healthy to resume our hours at the conclusion of the Coronavirus ordeal.

We look forward to celebrating our Grand Reopening. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy the robust information that we have on the EHS website about our Edgewater history.

The Museum is open 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and for special events. Admission to the Museum is always free, but donations are gratefully accepted.


Free street parking is available adjacent to the Museum, as well as within short walking distances.

Public Transit

The Edgewater Historical Society and Museum is easily accessible from both CTA and Metra. The Museum is within walking distance of the Berwyn stop off CTA’s Red Line, as well as the #22, #36, #92 and #50 bus routes.

The Museum is also accessible from the Metra Ravenswood and Rogers Park stations off the Union Pacific North Line. Use Google Transit to plan your route via CTA and Metra.


The Museum entrance, exhibit area, and restrooms, are ADA accessible.


Groups are welcome at the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum. Volunteers are available to accommodate groups for special tours or meetings by appointment. Please contact us for more information.