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Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Monroe Building


104 S. Michigan Ave.




Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 20: Closed

Long Lines Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible


Holabird & Roche, 1912


TVS Design, 2003


Floors two through four of the Monroe Building are home to this museum and library. It opened in 2003 as a center where citizens and citizen soldiers come together to learn about military history and the role of the armed forces in today’s society. It features an extensive collection of books, artifacts and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military. The interiors, by Atlanta-based TVS Design, bring together modern technology with the historic significance of the building’s original architecture. The space includes coffered ceilings, intricate wood paneling and extensive wood molding and millwork. The museum and library’s open design and comfortable atmosphere offer an ideal setting to enjoy its one-of-a-kind collection.

Visitor Experience

Housed in the beautifully-restored Monroe Building, the museum and library is dedicated to the story of the citizen soldier in American history.