Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will host free hour-long public tours with an architectural focus, twice-a-week on Wednesdays and Sundays, 1-2pm.

Visitors will learn about neighborhood conditions in the Near West Side at the turn of the twentieth century in Chicago, including life in tenements and sweatshops and the unique work of the Hull-House settlement which responded to the social needs of the neighborhood. Learn about the Model Tenement Movement, the foundational moments of public housing, and how the buildings of the Hull-House settlement embodied the ideals of the Progressive Era.

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Tours will be led by Jane Addams Hull-House Museum educators. Jane Addams (JAHHM ) Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social engagement. The museum consists of two buildings: the Hull Home, which features exhibitions about the history of Hull-House, and the historic Residents’ Dining Hall, which hosts public programs.