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National Musuem of the American Sailor

610 Farragut Ave, Building 42, North Chicago, IL 60088-2915
+1 847-688-3154
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Nice

This is cute and informative place. They had nice displays and a lot of information. They had a... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Mary O
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Very disappointed

A museum for the enlisted sailor at the "Quarter deck of the Naavy". Insulting to us blue jackets... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Jeff S
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As an official Department of the Navy Museum under the Naval History and Heritage Command, the National Museum of the American Sailor’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy’s Enlisted Sailor for the benefit of the US. Navy and the people of the United States. NMAS will fulfill this mission by: •Serving as a vital part of the heritage training process for all Navy recruits and connecting them to the Navy’s long tradition of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. The institution also plays an important role in the Navy community by hosting naval traditions and activities that promote Naval Heritage to the greater community. •Collecting and exhibiting United States Naval history that is accurate, complete and unbiased. •Preserving the physical legacy and historical experiences of the Navy’s Enlisted Sailor for the benefit of the United States Navy and the general public. •Anticipating the United States Navy’s future historical needs by creating strategies and policies for the selection and acquisition of historical material. •Developing innovative and inspirational educational programs and exhibits that broaden and deepen public knowledge and appreciation of the significance of the United States Sailor.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
4 Aug 2017
“Nice”
13 Apr 2017
“Very disappointed”
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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610 Farragut Ave, Building 42, North Chicago, IL 60088-2915
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+1 847-688-3154
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This is cute and informative place. They had nice displays and a lot of information. They had a very cute gift shop with clothing, hats, stickers and so much more. Worth while.

Thank Mary O
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

A museum for the enlisted sailor at the "Quarter deck of the Naavy". Insulting to us blue jackets. It was almost worth the price of admission.

2  Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

UNCLE SAMwins again with all the money spent on this small display and still shows all the pride honour heritage and history. Sometimes i like to reminisce and wish i was there and then realize i could have died.

Thank Bobby B
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

We attended a wedding on the base, it was a nice location but, the air conditioning in the building we were in was not working and everyone was sweaty and stinky!!

Thank mmtcjacob
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

There is a lot packed in a small space here and staff was very patient with my questions; did not seem to mind helping me understand how past events tie in with current military practices. My youngest son and I visited here while we waited...More

1  Thank Regina R
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

My family and I were very impressed at all there is to see and do here. Its great for a family visit with little children. Lots of history.

1  Thank Cetoute
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Great place to see for navy families and it free next to the training recur center were you pick up your sailor

Thank chikitilina23
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Get to see some of what the Navy is made of, how they began and what Great Lakes is all about. Many displays and new designs coming, this museum will explain anything you ever wanted to know about how our Navy began.

1  Thank bgskyman
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a small museum, but it gives a good overview of the history of the Navy and what happens in recruit training. You also get a feel for the size of the base as you approach the Visitor's Center.

1  Thank JoW169
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

Visited while I was waiting after my husband's pass-in-review (graduation) from bootcamp. It was nice to learn more about the history of the base and see displays and pictures of what they do during training. Museum is small, but has a lot packed in for...More

1  Thank Jasmine G
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Susan C
13 April 2018|
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Response from Jennifer S | Property representative |
Good afternoon Susan, You absolutely can bring water and snacks into the museum. Look forward to meeting you.
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