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Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Curious about World War I? This is the place for you! Great collection of memorabilia from WWI and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wheaton, Illinois
History Lovers

This museum is interesting. Mostly about WWI. Actual telegrams and diaries on display from those... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
long island, ny
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The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street on floors two through four of the historic Monroe Building in Chicago's Loop. Situated across the street from Millennium Park (home to Cloud Gate...more
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104 S Michigan Ave, Second Floor - Public Entrance, Chicago, IL 60603-5902
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Chicago Interesting as they have a chronology of WWI BUT it’s not for me a museum but more a research center Didn’t really have the time to look thru their library but it seems...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Curious about World War I? This is the place for you! Great collection of memorabilia from WWI and a vast library of book and information on this subject. Lots of information on Medal of Honor winners and some more modern exhibits.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jacy2
Reviewed 27 November 2018

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library, formerly the Pritzker Military Library, is a museum and a research library for the study of military history. Located at 104 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, it was founded in 2003 by Colonel Jennifer (formerly James) Pritzker, who had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Located right on the corner of I Michigan and Monroe it is located in Monroe Building which went recently trough an impressive renovation.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We Loved this hidden gem, loaded with great Military stuff and great Navy Seal Tributes. This place really brings home the Honor and Sacrifice of our beloved, who have served in our defense.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dan C
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I am not a military historian nor have I served in the military although my father was a WWII veteran. I have visited some European battlefields, memorials and cemeteries. I would say my interest level in military matters is average. This museum on the second...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

First of all, the building is gorgeous and well worth a visit. However, there is not much to see in the museum. I did enjoy the trench art pieces.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

This museum is interesting. Mostly about WWI. Actual telegrams and diaries on display from those that served. Video going as well. Small museum. Great for those who really want to study history. The assortment of books that are available on this topic is great. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank dlmsigh
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Nice exhibit on WW1, plus the permanent collection. Small, but good displays of MOH and daily life. Most of the space is a library with good lighting and plenty of tables and chairs.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The building housing the museum alone is worth a look-see- but this is a hidden gem in Chicago. If you enjoy military history be sure to stop here, very helpful staff and wonderful library.

Date of experience: May 2018
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