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Polish Museum of America

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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 17 March 2018
Slice of insight into Polish culture in America

We were lucky to arrive in time to join a guided tour. We learned intriguing snippets about Polish... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Lori T
Dawsonville, Georgia
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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
Northwest Side
+1 773-384-3352
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Reviewed 27 March 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

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 17 March 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

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Reviewed 4 February 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.

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Reviewed 27 January 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

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 13 September 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

Thank PalmAddict
Reviewed 31 July 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

1  Thank Judy W
Reviewed 11 June 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

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 12 October 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 7 October 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 3 August 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.

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