The World Chess Hall of Fame

The World Chess Hall of Fame celebrates one of the world’s oldest and best-loved games through vibrant, engaging exhibitions and creative programming.

The World Chess Hall of Fame presents exhibitions that explore the history of the game, as well as its remarkable impact on arts and culture. These unique shows — and related programs — are designed to appeal to both the chess novice and expert, defying expectations and enhancing knowledge of the game. Along with its sister organization, the Saint Louis Chess Club, the WCHOF has distinguished St. Louis as the chess capital of the United States, a national and international destination for chess, art and history lovers alike.

The World Chess Hall of Fame offers a variety of adult programming, including Monthly Music Series, Composer Spotlight Series, Craft & Cocktails, Sip & Sketch and more. Children’s programming, such as Toddler Tuesday and Saturday Family Day, are available on a weekly basis.

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