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WELCOME TO THE GREAT LAKE

The museum is located at the Great Lakes Naval Station by the Main Gate. Admission and parking are free.

Address: Building 42, 610 Farragut Avenue, Great Lakes, IL 60088

MUSEUM NOTICES

Hours of Operation

Wednesday 1pm - 5pm
Thursday    1pm - 5pm
Friday       11am - 5pm
Saturday    1pm - 5pm

Guided tours and additional hours by appointment.
Please call 847-688-3154
or e-mail glnm@navy.mil for more information.



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GREAT LAKES MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS

Spooky Cemetary image Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts its annual Cemetery Tour
October 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The Great Lakes Naval Museum will be conducting a free tour of the Naval Station Great Lakes Cemetery beginning at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Included in this tour will be a visit to the gravesite of Joseph Wallace Gregg, the first recruit to graduate from Naval Station Great Lakes in 1911. The tour, which involves walking and standing, starts at the Great Lakes Naval Museum and will last one to one-and-a-half hours. This tour is open to the public, but registration must be made in advance by contacting (847) 688-3154 or glnm@navy.mil.
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Kite Making icon Children's Activities:
Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts it's annual Haunted Halloween
October 25, 2014 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public. At the celebration, children will have an opportunity to decorate their own sailor's white hat, receive special Halloween treats, and decorate their own mini-pumpkin. At 2:00pm, the Flying Fox Conservation Fund will also be conducting a presentation featuring ten animals including a tarantula and a fruit bat. All children are also encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costume. For a complete schedule of events and additional information about the Great Lakes Naval museum, visit www.history.navy.mil/glnm or www.facebook.com/greatlakesnavalmuseum
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Soap Scrimshaw Children's Activities:
Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts
Soap Scrimshaw

November 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Children will learn about the history of scrimshaw and make their own scrimshaw on a bar of soap. This event is free and open to the public. All craft supplies are provided.
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Ornament Decorating image Children's Activities:
Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts its annual Decorate a Nautical Ornament
December 13, 2014 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
 

Join us at the Great Lakes Naval Museum to create nautical-themed holiday ornament. All craft supplies will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, please contact the Great Lakes Naval Museum at 847-688-3154 or glnm@navy.mil
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Sailor Events
Our list of events has been updated! Visit our events page and plan your next visit.
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