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National Hellenic Museum

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A fascinating piece of history, both Greek and American

This museum tells the story of the Greeks coming to America, why and how they came, and what they... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Asheville, North Carolina
Displaying & Celebrating The Greek American Culture !

The National Hellenic Museum is the second oldest American institution displaying & celebrating the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Nagpur District, India
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24 Oct 2018
“A fascinating piece of history, both Greek and American”
5 Mar 2018
“Not too impressed with their limited museum pieces. A lot of text and few pieces.”
The National Hellenic Museum is the premier institution for sharing the Greek story; a story that laid the foundation for Western civilization, contributed to the building of America, and continues to innovate today.
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333 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5415
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+1 312-655-1234
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

This museum tells the story of the Greeks coming to America, why and how they came, and what they made of their life here. The photographs and accompanying commentary are insightful, detailed, and often surprising to me. It was delightful and heartwarming to see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Not too impressed with their limited museum pieces. A lot of text and few pieces. Kind of small. Liked the rooftop. But looked at a lot of construction in the city from there! The people were nice thought.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank greecelightning
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The National Hellenic Museum is the second oldest American institution displaying & celebrating the cultural contributions of Greeks and Greek-Americans. Earlier known as the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, the National Hellenic Museum is located in Chicago’s Greek town, on Halsted Street. The National Hellenic...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I came here to join a workshop organized by organization I belong to. We had our meeting at the ground floor where is the lobby and a small gift shop. Then we were allowed to visit museum on the 2nd and 3rd floor and than...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My wife and I, along with my daughter and grandchildren (girl 10, boy 6) went to the museum mostly to satisfy the young lady who is into mythology and everything Greek. We were all quite happy with the visit. The traveling exhibit on the main...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Richardalways21
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We went to the museum to see the Anthony Quinn exhibit. I knew he was an artist in addition to being an actor, but had no idea that he was so prolific in that his art spanned all genres. The works on display showcased each...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Janice R
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Very interesting museum wit well-presented information for the geology and history of the Greece and Greek emigration, also with 2 temporary exhibits There are couple excellent Greek restaurants There is an elevator. There is free parking on the streets by.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

I am half Greek, so I knew that had to make this a stop when I was in Chicago. I'm not sure what kind of traffic they normally get, but it was very quiet on a Thursday evening. There were a few people on the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank tmazionsmith
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Very friendly staff. I did find it a little expensive for what was offered. The exhibits involved a LOT of reading, but there was a large field trip there while I was and the kids all seemed to be having fun. Beautiful building and it...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank eec317
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit the National Hellenic Museum because it was something a little different than your average art or natural history museum---though the museum incorporated both of these things. They had a wonderful art display in the downstairs gallery, along with natural history in...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and
Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is
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