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Polish Museum of America

984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-4101
+1 773-384-3352
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What a treat. This was the first museum we visited during our stay in Chicago. If you are looking... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
Olympia, Wa
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A great place to get in touch with your Polish roots

I went to the museum to do some research for a project and got a one on one tour from Iwona of the... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
Los Angeles, California
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984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-4101
Northwest Side
+1 773-384-3352
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

What a treat. This was the first museum we visited during our stay in Chicago. If you are looking for quirky, personalized tour kinda place, then this is for you. Most of their items are from the World Fair. You will get a personal tour...More

Thank sunshineyd
Reviewed October 7, 2016

I went to the museum to do some research for a project and got a one on one tour from Iwona of the entire museum. Wonderful collection of paintings by Polish artists. The Paderewski Room was impressive. You can't help but feel proud of your...More

Thank mommykak
Reviewed August 3, 2016

While visiting our daughter in Chicago we stopped here since my Husband and I are both of Polish decent and we really enjoyed it. The guide was very informative and we learned quite a lot while touring. They have some great artifacts.

Thank snicks5
Reviewed July 19, 2016

A mostly independent look through this museum was great! We did have to wait a little for a person to walk up with us at one point. But it was very interesting to see all the different items they have. I wasn't expecting it to...More

Thank ComedyAddict
Reviewed May 23, 2016

When we discovered there's a Polish museum in Chicago, we said we have to check it out. Thanks to Zosia (spelling?) for showing us the main exhibits and Fred for guiding us through the Paderewki collection - check out the bronze casting of his hand...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Not many people even including intellectual Chicagoans knows this place has great Ignacy Jan Paderewski Collection including the feather pen used for signing on Treaty of Versailles. This is essential to understand our history not withstanding our roots and current world. This museum is tiny,...More

2  Thank 361yoshi
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Worth the admission fee because there is a lot to see and learn here. My favorite part was the exhibit on the Pope, especially seeing the pictures of him visiting the museum! The experience was a little odd as I was the only visitor, so...More

2  Thank eec317
Reviewed February 4, 2016

The Polish Museum is essentially a bunch of artifacts donated to the museum in the early 20th century. The museum doesn't seem to have updated much of its collection since then. The museum is about 75% Polish history and 25% Polish-American history. It's worth a...More

1  Thank KU90
Reviewed January 11, 2016

the only polish museum in Chicago, has special room dedicated to Paderewski, one room full of paintings. in the main chamber, there are special events going on from time to time, like concerts, movie projections or exhibitions.

2  Thank Wojo79
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I'm Polish so I'm here at least few times a year to attend a lot of events organized by Polish Museum and by other Polish organizations. Downstairs there is a very resourceful library which is celebrating 100 years this year. And on the 3rd floor...More

3  Thank Anna G
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