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Kankakee Model Railroad Club and Museum

Displays of running model trains and memorabilia. See large running model train displays and railroad memorabilia within Kankakee's restored train depot. Features a scale model of Kankakee and its trains as they looked in the 1950's. A life-size, 1947

Kankakee, IL Railroad History

Momence Historical House

Recreates the period of history from 1870 to 1900 with period furhishings.

Kankakee, IL Historic Homes

Little Red Schoolhouse

Originally called the Mount Airy School, the building was moved to its present location in 1983. This 1850's school house has been restored and contains period memorabilia and artifacts. (Circa 1853)

Kankakee, IL Historic Schoolhouses

Kankakee County Historical Society Museum

The Museum Complex is divided into three main exhibit areas: the Museum, the Taylor 1904, one room schoolhouse, and the 1853, Dr. A.L. Small home (the boyhood home of Governor Len Small). The museum contains a main gallery, a permanent Native American exhibit, a 19

Kankakee, IL Museums

Essex Historical Society Museum

The Essex Historical Society Museum features a one-room school house and historical Essex artifacts contained in an adjacent brick building. Learn about area strip mines that date back to the early 1900'

Kankakee, IL Museums

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Dillon Home Museum

Built in 1858, an Italian Renaiaance period, the Dillon home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, O...

Ronald Reagan Birthplace

The apartment where Ronald Reagan was born has been restored and decorated in the 1900's. Adjoining gift shop and museum....

The Dowling House

The Dowling House is Illinois' oldest stone structure--Galena's oldest home, built in 1826 as a trading post/residence. Furni...

Burns House

The first brick home built in Polo is now a tourist information center and home of the Convention and Visitors Bureau....