World Chess Hall Of Fame

St. Louis, MO

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Address: 4652 Maryland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA Number: 314 367-9243 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Welcome to the wonderful world of chess!

At the World Chess Hall Of Fame you can find world-class exhibitions that explore the connection of chess to art, culture, and history. Kids love chess? This is the place to be!

The World Chess Hall of Fame features a host of exhibitions that you can visit, each telling fascinating stories, and giving kids a learning experience with a difference. It's also a day out surrounded by inspiring history - which we love!

The exhibitions at this interesting museum change throughout the year, so there is always something new that you can go back to see.  Kids might see unique and amazing chess sets, or the history of the chess piece design.

Of course, it's a hall of fame too, so you can learn all about those great chess players from the years gone by. You never know, the kids might go away feeling very inspired!

In addition, the World Chess Hall of Fame hosts a number of exhibition-related programs for adults and kids, so they can be more engaged with hands-on activities that are all inspired by the objects throughout the galleries. 

The museum holds family days every Saturday that offer kid friendly tours of the exhibits, as well as giving them an art related project or activity, and there are also Toddler Tuesdays for those younger ones in the family.

Who knew chess could be so exciting! A fascinating family day out with a difference at this Missouri attraction. 

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How much does it cost?



Suggested donation $3 per person, or $5 per family



Suggested donation $3 per person, or $5 per family


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They galleries are sometimes closed for special events. Just check their event calendar for special closures or early dismissal times.

Any top tips?


Check out the fun family events and programs, including Family Days on Saturdays and Toddler Tuesdays!

I'm Hungry!


There are a host of places in the nearby vicinity to grab something to eat, so why not grab a bite before or after your visit!

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Where is it at?


Metered on-street parking is available, as well as a paid lot adjacent to Kingside Diner, which is located at 4651 Maryland Avenue, and at a parking garage adjacent to the Schlafly Branch of the Saint Louis Public Library, which is located at 225 N. Euclid Avenue.

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Give them a call to discuss the group visits and field trips!

Can I get one of those?


They have a boutique gift shop with a host of items to buy and take home, including apparel, gifts, books, media and more! And yes, they have chess sets too!

Need a little extra help?


Speak to staff about the accessibility if you have any questions!

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When can we go?

10am open. 5pm close Mon, Tues, & weekends. 8pm close Wed - Fri

Closed major holidays including Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Dec 25

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