Fodor's Expert Review DuSable Museum of African American History
Sitting alongside the lagoons of Washington Park, the DuSable Museum offers an evocative exploration of the African American experience. The most moving display is about slavery—rusted shackles used on slave ships are among the poignant and disturbing artifacts. Other permanent exhibits include letters and memorabilia pertaining to scholar W.E.B. DuBois and poet Langston Hughes. The museum also has a significant art collection. Rotating exhibits showcase African American milestones, achievements, and contributions.