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Polish Museum of America

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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In search of my roots

Had meant to visit this museum for years. Did not expect a docent tour, but was happy that Bascia... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
andreabM559YK
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putting Poland back on the map - the struggle of a diaspora

Don’t be put off by the location or age of the building, that is part of the charm. A really... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2018
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The oldest ethnic museum in America also has one of the largest collections of Polish artifacts and archives outside of Poland.
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984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-4101
Noble Square
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Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Had meant to visit this museum for years. Did not expect a docent tour, but was happy that Bascia was generous and giving with her first-hand knowledge of Poland and its culture. I learned a lot and walked away hungry for more of my Polish...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Amazing collection of artwork, sculpture, books and more. They also have a polish library and a gift shop. And they have their own parking lot.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

The museum needs sprucing up and enhanced curation. The museum is spread over 3 floors and there was a guide who pointed towards areas and described what was there - beyond that there was not much as far as contextual information for why art and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Don’t be put off by the location or age of the building, that is part of the charm. A really interesting slice of immigration history. Mt visit was greatly enhanced with a tour which helped me understand parts of the exhibit and the struggles of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

A combination art museum and history museum. The section on Paderewski is great. The special exhibits change but there seems to be enough to make a visit worthwhile.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to arrive in time to join a guided tour. We learned intriguing snippets about Polish immigrants in America. For instance, I learned that the first immigrants went to Texas as part of the land grab. This museum of art and artifacts is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my time here! The art collection alone was worth the visit! It is small and an old building, which, to me, just added to the authentic experience of Poland in Chicago. I ate at a Polish restaurant I found that was within...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

The parking lot was empty and there was construction on the exterior of the business. My three sisters and I traveled into the city to visit the museum. But when we arrived at the location, we questioned whether or not we were at the right...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

The museum is located near to downtown and offers free parking which is a huge bonus for this neighborhood. The museum is interesting but the building is old and not well adjusted to museum needs. I learned that museum just rent there space so they...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank O6378WFannag
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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