Plan Your Visit


Admission to the World Chess Hall of Fame is free.

A suggested donation of $3 per person or $5 for family will support our exhibitions and education programs.  Please call before your visit for more information on current exhibitions and admissions.

Open Seven Days a Week

Mon. — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tues. —  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed. —  10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thur. —  10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri. —  10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat. —  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun. — 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The WCHOF is closed to the public in observance of the following holidays: New Years Eve, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Our galleries are sometimes closed for special events. Please check our event calendar for special closures or early dismissal times.

Directions & Parking


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.