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Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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
Local gem

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...more
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104 S Michigan Ave, Second Floor - Public Entrance, Chicago, IL 60603-5902
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-374-9333
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 May 2015

When we initially entered the museum it just looked like a library and we weren't sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The audio tour is worth it ($5/free for military). It was essentially a walking photo tour dedicated to Navy Seals, several...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I must admit that having spent 2 full days at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans might have tainted my visit to this museum. However, if I had the time, I probably could have selected a number of books that I would...More

1  Thank gold-vintner
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

Thank AJLIllinois
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

2  Thank tlakeusa
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

1  Thank kgrowen
Reviewed 26 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

1  Thank OctoberBirthdayGirl
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