Maritime and Naval Museums: Illinois, USA.


Chicago Maritime Society

North Pier Building,
435 East Illinois Street,
Chicago, IL 60611.

Telephone: +1 312 836 4343

Opening hours: Tuesday — Sunday, 12:00-17:00.

The museum, which was founded in 1982, is housed in the restored North Pier warehouse built in 1905.

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637.

Telephone: +1 312 684 1414.
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Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09:30-16:00; Saturday-Sunday 09:30-17:30. Museum ship: U-505 (1941). A German Type IXC submarine captured by the US CVE Guadalcanal during the WWII.

The museum has an exhibit called "Ships Through the Ages".


Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum

803 South State Street,
Lockport, IL 60441.

Telephone: +1 815 838 5080. Opening hours: January — mid-December, daily 13:00-16:00; Closed national holidays and Thanksgiving week.

The museum, which was founded in 1969, is housed in the old canal commissioner's office and residence.

Updated 1996-10-08 by Lars Bruzelius

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