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Pritzker Military Museum & Library

104 S Michigan Ave, Second Floor - Public Entrance, Chicago, IL 60603-5902
+1 312-374-9333
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This museum is interesting. Mostly about WWI. Actual telegrams and diaries on display from those... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nice exhibit on WW1, plus the permanent collection. Small, but good displays of MOH and daily life... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
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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 and the Crown Fountain) and the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum & Library is a unique institution – part military history and information center, part museum – open to the public with an extensive collection of books, artifacts and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military. Visitors can also participate in live television show recordings in the Museum & Library's state of the art broadcast center. The Museum & Library is a center where citizens and active duty military and veterans come together to learn from each other, about military history and the role of the Armed Forces in today’s society.
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104 S Michigan Ave, Second Floor - Public Entrance, Chicago, IL 60603-5902
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-374-9333
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

A small second floor library and museum in a very nice refurbished building. Located in the Monroe Building near the Art Institute the Pritzker offer a specialized library and theme oriented museum on mostly US military history. They also have lectures on occasion for members...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Interesting content and worth the minimal cost, and very nice views outside windows. I called ahead at 2:45, knowing they closed at 4. The guide told me via phone it was easy to get through in 45 minutes, and we arrived shortly after 3:15. They...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Stopped in on our recent trip to Chicago and we were so pleased we did. Excellent WW1 exhibit going on now, very detailed and well placed. Spent about 1 1/2 to 2 hours browsing throughout the library and exhibit. Front desk staff very informative and...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Brought my son here (20 year old) and enjoyed our visit. The young man at the check in was informative and energetic. Lots to read and some nice artifacts.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This place is specific to military history and research so if this isn’t your interest you may want to try something else. If it is your interest then there is no better place. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. This month their...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Col Pritzker for putting all this together in a great location. Current exhibit is a multi-sided look at the war in Vietnam. Large Military library. Two hours gets it all in.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

The Pritzker Military Museum and Library is more of a research library than a museum. Founded in 2003, its collection comprises over 70,000 items and includes more than 45,000 books, as well as periodicals, videos, artwork, posters, rare military ephemera, over 9,000 photographs from the...More

1  Thank Taylor B
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