World Chess Hall of Fame

The mission of the World Chess Hall of Fame is to educate visitors, fans, players, and scholars by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the game of chess and its continuing cultural and artistic significance.
The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) celebrates one of the world’s oldest and best-loved games through vibrant, engaging exhibitions and creative programming. A not-for-profit, collecting institution situated in the heart of Saint Louis, the WCHOF houses both the U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame, which honor the accomplishments of the game’s finest players. The organization presents exhibitions that explore the history of the game, as well as its remarkable impact on arts and culture. These unique shows and programs are designed to appeal to both the chess novice and expert, defying expectations and enhancing knowledge of the game. Along with those of its sister organization, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, the WCHOF’s activities have distinguished Saint Louis as a national and international chess destination.

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Seasons Open

Open year-round

Hours Open

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


Donations accepted.

Accessibility Notes

The World Chess Hall of Fame has wheelchair access as well as an elevator that leads to each exhibition floor.

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