Parking and Directions
The Driehaus Museum entrance is located at 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611.
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Discounted parking is available for Driehaus Museum visitors.
50 East Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Garage entrances are accessible from Rush Street and Ohio Street. Take original parking ticket when entering the garage. In Admissions, request a validated parking sticker to affix to your ticket. Then, after visiting the Museum, pay by inserting the original parking ticket with the sticker attached. The parking rate is $15 for up to 6 hours with validation.
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From Lake Shore Drive traveling south
1. Exit Lake Shore Drive at Michigan Avenue
2. Turn right at East Huron Street
3. Turn left at North Wabash Avenue
4. Turn left at East Erie Street
From Lake Shore Drive traveling north
1. Exit Lake Shore Drive at Randolph Street
2. Turn right on State Street
3. Turn right at East Erie Street
From O’Hare International Airport
1. Exit the airport heading south (toward Chicago)
2. Continue on I-190 East
3. Take the exit onto I-90 East
4. Take exit 50B toward 600 N/Ohio St East
5. Merge onto West Ohio Street
6. Turn left at North State Street
7. Turn right at East Erie Street
From I-94 East
1. Take exit 50B toward 600 N/Ohio St East
2. Merge onto West Ohio Street
3. Turn left at North State Street
4. Turn right at East Erie Street
From I-290 East
1. Take the Kennedy Expy/I-94 West/I-90 West exit (towards Wisconsin)
2. Take exit 50B toward 600 N/Ohio Street East
3. Merge onto West Ohio Street
4. Turn left at North State Street
5. Turn right at East Erie Street
The Chicago Avenue station on the CTA Red Line is the nearest train stop to the Museum. From Chicago Avenue, walk south on Wabash Avenue to Erie Street.
The State Street bus, number 36, or Michigan Avenue buses stopping at Erie Street are just a short walk from the Museum.
For more information on routes, schedules, and fares please visit:
www.transitchicago.com or call Chicago Transit Authority Travel Information at 312 836 7000.
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