There's actually a lot going on in this obscure little neighborhood, so I'm going to break it down into a few parts.
It's $10 to get in and I really didn't feel like paying $10 to see a bunch of old stuff; particularly after having just been to the Chicago History Museum. Maybe it's interesting, but I'll never know unless I get really bored and go back on a free day.
The neighborhood itself
I really liked this neighborhood. I would have never suspected that such a nice little area was located that close to McCormick Place and Chinatown. I definitely thought I was going to walk into some sort of hellhole. Also, there are a lot of signs talking about the history of the neighborhood, so I honestly didn't feel like I was missing out on much by not paying to get into the actual museums.