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Chicago Maritime Museum, Chicago

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The Chicago Maritime Museum is a maritime society and museum dedicated to the study and memorialization of Chicago's maritime traditions. The museum's webpage asserts that Lake Michigan and the Chicago River were key factors in Chicago's growth toward status as a world-class city, and pays tribute to Congress for granting lake frontage in 1818 to the infant state of Illinois. The museum opened in June 2016.
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  • Small, but very interesting collection of artifacts and displays relating to maritime history in the Great Lakes. An enjoyable few hours. 
    Small, but very interesting collection of artifacts and displays relating to maritime history in the Great Lakes. An enjoyable few hours.  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Absolutely a FIVE-STAR place! It’s a small museum which has some excellent history and artifacts and models. My father made the mine-sweeper model for a friend, which was donated after he passed away. We had actually taken a Freedom Boat Club of Chicago boat almost past the museum last summer, and didn’t even know it. There gift shop has $4 t-shirts and tons of cool nautical artifacts. Check it out.
  • We had a blast! Free parking was a plus!

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