World Chess Hall of Fame

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.

Exhibits of the World Chess Hall of Fame

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.

Visit the World Chess Hall of Fame

The World Chess Hall of Fame is free to the public, with a donation appreciated. Some exhibits require a paid admission. Call for information.

Hall of Fame Hours:
Monday & Tuesday | 10am-5pm
Wednesday - Friday | 10am-9pm
Saturday | 10am-5pm
Sunday | 12pm-5pm
Closed major 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. Some special events will also close the galleries. Check events calendar on website to confirm.

World Chess Hall of Fame Address and Phone Numbers

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

World Chess Hall of Fame Related Links:

World Chess Hall of Fame Website

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