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National Hellenic Museum


333 S. Halsted St.


Near West Side


Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


RTKL Associates, 2011


Since 1983, the National Hellenic Museum has been a public history museum dedicated to sharing Greek history, art, culture, and the Greek American story in relevant and timely ways that foster connections between people, places, and cultures. Completed in 2011, the museum resides in a sustainable, contemporary building that serves as an anchor for Greektown. This building draws inspiration from classical Greek architecture and Byzantine monasteries, evident in its design and choice of materials.    A striking open stairway seamlessly connects the museum's rotating galleries and directs visitors towards a permanent exhibit centered on the Greek immigrant experience. During Open House Chicago, the museum will showcase exhibits "Hellenic Heads" by George Petrides, "Gather Together: Chicago Street Photography" by Diane Alexander White, as well as "Legacy, Renewal & Unity: Celebrating 100 Years of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America" will be exhibited alongside a special presentation created by the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, "Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate: Protecting the Future of Faith. Complementing the structure is a remarkable rooftop event space that offers an unconventional perspective of the skyline and the Jane Byrne Circle Interchange.

Visitor Experience

Admission to the museum will be free with docent-led tours available. Visitors can enjoy three floors of exhibits and a rooftop great for photography.