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The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

RSVP required to visit this site.


1530 N. Lake Shore Dr.


Gold Coast / Near North Side


Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted


Benjamin Marshall, 1916



All Polish Consulate tours have reached capacity and RSVPs are now closed

The Consulate is one of the seven remaining mansions on N. Lake Shore Dr. It serves and cooperates with the largest Polish community outside of Poland: more than three million people of Polish ancestry call Chicago and the Midwest home. The English townhouse with elements of Italian Renaissance style was designed as a private residence for milling industrialist Bernard Eckhardt. After a two-year renovation completed in 2008, the building was given the Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence. The mansion celebrated its centennial in early 2016.

Behind the Scenes

Tour the mansion with Consulate staff. Learn about modern-day Poland and its long history of diplomatic relations with the U.S. Highlights include the Grand Living Room, Palm Room, Mirror Room, Wedding Room and Consul General's office overlooking Lake Michigan.

Due to space constraints and security concerns, all visitors to this site must register in advance and bring a valid photo ID. All visitors subject to security check.