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Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

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Address: 839 N 11th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1401
Phone Number:
+1 414-273-1680
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A Milwaukee nonprofit dedicated to giving visitors a glimpse into Milwaukee...

A Milwaukee nonprofit dedicated to giving visitors a glimpse into Milwaukee life between the world wars with authentic items displayed in store settings. Handicap-accessible guided tours are offered at no additional charge, and there is free off-street parking behind the building.

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Just the right amount of weird

Okay, if you have an hour to kill in Milwaukee and appreciate the eccentric, GO HERE. There is nothing more satisfying than meeting a person who loves what they do, and the man... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Liz K
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Oak Park, Illinois

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Oak Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, if you have an hour to kill in Milwaukee and appreciate the eccentric, GO HERE. There is nothing more satisfying than meeting a person who loves what they do, and the man who hosted us here last Saturday (I say "hosted," because we truly felt like welcomed guests) is a prime example. This is a nifty little place full... More 

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1 Thank Liz K
Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

I am one of those that consider's "weird" a compliment, so thank you very much! An hour is enough time to see each exhibit in this large house, although many people explore longer than that. We definitely do love the work as the same people giving you tours, usually the director and myself, are the same people changing and cleaning... More 

Milwaukee
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passionate and knowledgeable tour guide, lovely theatre upstairs, gift shop selling Green River soda to take home!

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1 Thank Jenny Kasza
Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. Glad you like the tour and Green River soda! More 

Seoul, South Korea
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Chudnow in hope of learning more about Milwaukee's (and Wisconsin) history. I was beyond pleased with the result. I did a guided tour with a very nice and knowledgeable gentleman (sorry, I forgot the name, I'm bad with names) through the house. The tour included an old ice cream chop, a shop, train station, doctor's office, and so... More 

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us while you were back in the states! We our proud of our little museum and enjoy giving tours to groups large or small. Milwaukee and America was very different yet very much the same back then and am pleased you learned quite I bit. I enjoyed showing you around and good luck back in Korea. Thank... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Milwaukee my whole life and didn't know a lot of the things I learned during my tour at the Chudnow Museum. The tour guide was wonderful: funny, entertaining, and informative. The museum also shows short films about different periods in Milwaukee's history. I loved this museum! I definitely recommend it for all ages.

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

I am glad you visited us and were entertained and informed about this dynamic time in American and Milwaukee history. We are always changing the rooms and videos every few months. Thank you for writing about your experience! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a Sunday in December for a trip and was really impressed with the collection. Anyone that's in that early Boomer stage will enjoy walking through the house, a former doctor's office. I'll be bringing some friends back this year.

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Thank evasmia
Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Glad you took a trip to see us and explore the parts of the collection that we have now on display. Something here or there are remembered by many people who see our museum. We appreciate your review! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Steve, the director, did a fabulous job of showing us the museum. I wanted our 11 year-old and his friend to see where things come from versus their push of a button modern existence. Very enjoyable!

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Thank ann e
Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

I am glad you had a good time on a tour of the museum. It is always interesting when multiple generations visit and bring a different perspective to historical items. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to right a review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every room is packed with stuff. Got a free tour from one of the curators. There is a lot of information in every room.

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Thank Jon P
Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

We always offer free tours to visitors. Glad you found it informative. We appreciate you spending time with us! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is a warm feeling museum . It's many rooms of various times in the 1920's , 30's and 40's allows a person to see how people in the past lived , the services that were provided for them and the products that they were available to use or buy . We had a staff member... More 

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Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words in your review. We enjoy interacting and sharing our interesting past with all visitors to the Chudnow Museum. I'm glad you chose to make us a part of your enjoyable day in Milwaukee. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others! More 

Milwaukee
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The Chudnow Museum looks like a house from the outside, but inside you are transported back in time. Each room is arranged to look like an authentic historical place - a doctor's office, grocer, barber shop, train station platform, etc. There are lots of things to look at but it's not overwhelming. There is also a small replica of a... More 

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Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Chudnow Museum! We try to immerse individuals in the historical settings of the time period. You can go through either on your own or with a tour or alone. We do have some interactive items for younger children. I hope to introduce some activity bags next year to keep them busy and interact with their... More 

Kettering, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

This was a great tour. School age children would find it very interesting to see how times were like when their grandparents lived. Older adults can reminisce some of these early times. There are many opportunities to ask questions. Steve was very knowledgeable and personable during and after the tour. There is a small gift shop and an opportunity to... More 

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Thank James L
Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your tour of the museum. It is very interesting to see the difference and similarities in the 1920s/1930s and today's society. We love to share our information and answer questions! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience. More 

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