Chicago Maritime Museum, Chicago

4.8
#29 of 50 in Museums in Chicago
It is a tall order to tell the story of Chicago’s waterways and their emotional and prosperous impact on 19th, 20th and 21st century American growth.

Welcome to the Chicago Maritime Museum and our developing story of Chicago’s maritime traditions and impact.
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  • As a matter of full disclosure, I wasn't aware that Chicago had a maritime museum. Now I am. Opened in 2016, at 1200 West 35th Street, in the Bridgeport neighborhood, the Chicago Maritime Museum is de...  more »
  • Thirty-five Duneland Seniors from Chesterton Indiana toured the museum last Thursday accompanied by Executive Director Kellogg Fairbank. Personal hospitality was enjoyed by all as well as enthusiastic...  more »
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  • It's a small museum that is big on Chicago's maritime history. I recommend it for anyone who is curious about how Chicago became Chicago. The waterways play a huge part. The curator is very knowledgeable and can answer any question. Me and my wife stopped in on a whim was pleasantly surprised to find that we enjoyed our visit.
  • A must-see in hip Bridgeport. You don't really know Chicago history unless you know its maritime history. Even the building is historic!

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