Visit the Memorial
The Elks National Memorial will re-open to the public for touring on Monday, April 14. We will be open Monday through Saturday, noon to 4 PM.
Invoking the Absence: CSI Spring Show at Elks National Memorial and Headquarters.
The Elks National Memorial will be hosting Chicago Sculpture International's sculpture exhibition inside the Memorial Rotunda. Opening reception is May 17 - for more information, please visit:
The Elks National Veterans Memorial is located at 2750 N. Lakeview Avenue, at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Diversey Parkway in Chicago's idyllic Lincoln Park neighborhood. The Memorial is open from noon to 4PM, Monday through Saturday from April 15 through November 15.
Admission is free. Call 773-755-4876 or email David Augustus for more information.
Directions by car
- From the north, take I-90 south and exit at California Avenue. Turn left onto Diversey and drive about 3 miles east. The Memorial will be on the right side.
- From the south, take I-55 east until it ends at Lake Shore Drive. Continue on Lake Shore Drive north and exit at Fullerton Parkway. Head west on Fullerton to Lakeview Avenue and turn right. The Memorial will be on the left side of the street at the intersection of Lakeview and Diversey.
- From the west, take I-290 east until it turns into Congress Parkway. Continue heading east and turn left onto Columbus Drive. Make a right onto Jackson Drive, followed by a left on to Lake Shore Drive. Follow Lake Shore Drive north and exit at Fullerton Parkway. Head west on Fullerton and turn right onto Lakeview Avenue. The Memorial will be on the left side of the street.
- Click here to get turn-by-turn directions from your address.
Directions by public transportation
The Memorial is convenient to public transportation. CTA buses #76, 77, 134, 143, 151 and 156 all stop at the corner of Sheridan and Diversey, right outside the door. Visitors arriving by 'L' train should take the Brown Line to Diversey, then walk a half-mile east or board an eastbound #76 bus to reach the Memorial.
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