The World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the Central West End Neighborhood of the City of St. Louis, Missouri and houses the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame, as well. The World Chess Hall of Fame was created in 1986 by the United States Chess Federation and was located in the Federation's headquarters that was at that time, in New Windsor, New York. In 1992, the Hall of Fame was moved to Washington, DC for nine years, then to Miami Florida in 2001 for another eight, then the World Chess Hall of Fame came to St. Louis and opened its door in 2011. It is housed in a historic home, right across the street from the internationally recognized Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
The World Chess Hall of Fame features exhibits of permanent collections and temporary exhibits. Those collections and exhibits display tournament memorabilia, medals, trophies, historic chess sets, books, journals, photographs of historic games and great chess players, past and present. The Hall of Fame has special events throughout the year, such as monthly music series, family days, lectures and community events.
World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108