Farm implements, tools, tractors, and other equipment dating back 100
Formerly a private residence, the Hoiles-Davis Museum is now home to an extensive collection of Civil War and WW1
The Richard Bock Sculpture Collection Museum houses a spectacular collection of renowned sculptor Richard Bock. Many of his sculptures were for architectural projects including the 1904
The Champaign County Historical Museum is housed in the beautifully restored Cattle Bank and showcases more than 100 yearrs of Champaign county'
In honor of "the true music man," John Philip Sousa, the John Philip Sousa Library & Museum relives the era in which Sousa's music filled the town. Enjoy Sousa'
More than 8,000 works of art ranging from the 4th millenium BCG to present are displayed at the Krannert Art Museum &
The Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum is the largest aerospace museum in Illinois, occupying more than 126,000
Walk through an 1820 log house, the 1839 Christian County courthouse where Lincoln argued cases, an 1854 farmhouse and an 1856 one-room school. Also military weapons of 5 wars, collection of 1800'
Tour the only museum in Illinois retracing the senatorial debates of 1858
Tour this Queen Anne-style house listed on the National Register of Historic Places to appreciate the original woodwork, the 1920's and 1940'
This is the preserved home of Reuben Moore and his wife, Matilda, who was a daughter of Sarah Bush Lincoln and stepsister of Abraham Lincoln. The Moore Home is a 1-1/2
Visit a complex consisting of the home of Oakland's first physician, Dr. Hiram Rutherford, a completely restored 1850's home with summer kitchen and restored doctor'
Visit this log home village from the early 1800'
The Hutson Memorial Village Cabins depict life as pioneers lived and consists of 7
One of only seven of its kind in the nation, the Illinois Oilfield Museum highlights an industry that revolutionized the country.
An 1870 Victorian mansion on the National Register with 3
The only official licensed Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum in the world!
The first museum in Illinois dedicated to the Amish culture. Traces the history of the Amish religion and provides an extensive look into the lives of Illinois Amish. 18
The museum houses the most authentic agricultural display including antique tractors (1922-1937), engines, a 1919 model T-Ford Grain/Dump truck, replicas of a 1920'
Come visit Allis Chalmers collection of tractor models from 1914-1957
Walk among early cars from the turn-of-the-century through the early 1950's. This museum is also the site of a restoration shop for classic V12 and V16
Antique locomotives, steam-driven tractors and enormous stationery steam engine. Model train layout in the loft is a new feature. Ride through the orchards in one of Ben'
My Garage R&D Center showcases classic and one-of-a-kind corvettes, including Indy pace cars, racing machines, the last C-4 and the first 21st Century model, displayed in a unique 1950
The Teutopolis Monastery Museum displays early life in this German Catholic community, founded in 1838. The first Franciscans arrived in October of 1858, and the 3 priests and 6
Items on display are from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm along with flags from 45
Listed on the National Register
The depot, built in 1916, is now the home of the Dwight Historical Society. The purpose is to preserve the history and culture the pertains to the Dwight area. The museum is listed on the
The Yost house was built in 1898 by Z. F. Yost. The museum portrays the life of an upper middle class family during the late 1800's and early 1900'
The Livingston County War Museum / Dal Estes Education Center presents displays from World War I to the present - 1st world war, 2
The Lincoln College Museum contains $2,000,000 worth of volumes, manuscripts, art, and related items of historical interest. University Hall is listed on the National Historic Register
Housed in an 1890
In memory of American poet, Edgar Lee Masters, author of, "The Spoon River Anthology"
Visit the beautiful grounds at Wards Museum and see a collection of over 10,000
A cornucopia of Civil War memorabilia, including "Tinytype"
The Illinois State Museum houses permanent and changing exhibits on Illinois's land, life, people and art, and a hands on children'
The Museum of Funeral Customs is one of only two in the United States that shows the history of the American Funeral Service and mourning practices from circa 1840
A favorite photo stop for Route 66 travelers from around the world. Shea's Gas Station Museum is a charming and eclectic collection of over half a century of gas station memorabilia. Shea'
Vermilion County Museum is a new building which is a replica of the 1833 county courthouse where Lincoln practiced law from 1841-1859
The 12,800-square ft. military museum is housed in what used to be a Carnegie Library. Their collection contains over 2,000 artifacts and memorabilia from the 1800'
The 1840's Lamon House is believed to be the oldest frame residence in the area. It was constructed by Joseph Lamon, cousin of Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln'
Meet the Muller family and learn the story of pop Muller'
Come discover Calumet City'
The McDonald's #1 Store Museum is a replica of the original red and white tile design of the 1st McDonald's Restaurant opened by Ray Kroc on April 15, 1955
A visit to the Farmhouse Museum is an opportunity to see a working farmhouse and old barn, explore what your life might have been like in 19th-Century Elk Grove. Established in 1976
Willard was a 19th Century author and speaker who rallied support for women's reform movements. The House provides a glimpse into the life and work of one of the most prominent women of the time.
The West Town Museum of Cultural History is the repository for and the celebration of Black History in Maywood since 1857
Located in Harrer Park, the Morton Grove Historical Museum is housed in the 1888 Victorian, Haupt-Yehl farmhouse and furnished in the early 1900
Enjoy the main floor museum with antiques and a replica of an 1890
Explore displays featuring rare photos of Hemingway, his childhood diary, letters, early writings and other memorabilia. Enjoy videos documenting the author'
Run by the Park Forest Historical Society, the 50th Aniversary House Museum deplicts a rental house as it might have been in the 1948-53'
A recently completed restoration of Skokie's first public building has yielded a gallery of Skokie's past. Explore Skokie'
Almost 1,000 wood carvings created by local and internationally-known artists are gathered at the Midwest Carver'
The growth and history of Winnetka since 1830
Discover the "City of Lights" by the Aurora Historical Society'
Built in 1856
Air Classics Museum and Bannockburn's Ageless Classics deliver classic cars, aircraft memorabilia and a gift shop at downtown Aurora's newest transportation museum.
The Aurora Regional Fire Museum displays vintage firefighting equipment, memorabilia of the 1871
Originally constructed in 1855-1865, the roundhouse was renovated and now houses The Walter Payton Museum, Illinois'
Museum and archive containing an exclusive collection of photographs, books, blueprints and memorabillia of various types of theaters.
Relive your childhood at the Milano Model & Toy Museum. World famous plastic model kit collection: cars, planes, ships, figures, science fiction, rockets and space, dioramas and more!
An 1846 stagecoach inn and tavern presents a glimpse of life 150
Discover one of the largest bird collections in the Midwest, a 38-foot-long skeleton of a Borqual whale and many mammals, reptiles and fossils/
This Victorian home features rooms furnished with artifacts exemplifying the lifestyle of the emerging middle-class during the 1870
This 1840s farmhouse features reproductions of Sheldon Peck's folk paintings, exhibits on the area'
Chicagoland's only 19th Century Village with historic homes, shops, a chaple, fort and one-room schoolhouse in a 13
Experience the story of the life and values of McDonald's Corporation founder, Ray A. Kroc. Here you will be able to "Talk to Ray"
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Villa Park Historical Museum is located on the Illinois Prairie Path, site of the CA&
Housed in the historic Turner Town Hall, a National Register
A Victorian, red-bricked house displays collections typical of the 1920s through 1940
Housed in an 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque building, the DuPage County Historical Museum highlights 150
Located in a three-story atrium, renovated in 2000
Billy Graham Center Museum is devoted to the history of Christian Evangelism and its influences on society. It features rare artifacts, art, and displays that climax with a powerful 3
The Center for History is a museum and education center highlighting our nation's social heritage through captivating exhibits and programs. Find stories of the 1915
Cantigny Park consists of the Robert McCormick Mansion Museum, the First Division Military Museum, ten acres of gardens and parks, 27
Experience railroad and war history alongside Batavia-related exhibits. The original bed and dresser from Mary Todd Lincoln'
Housed in an 1856 landmark building, permanent exhibits include the Elgin National Watch Company, Elgin Road race memorabilia, the all new "Song of Hiawatha Pageant" exhibit, the "Elgin:
In beautiful Lord's Park, this museum features over 15,000
View the 1929 American Lafrance Fire Engine and 1869
The Geneva History Center gives history and highlights from Geneva's founding archives in 1831
The Fabyan Villa Museum features a Frank Lloyd Wright home and museum exhibits from the collection of George Fabyan. Wednesdays guided architecture tours every half hour May 15-Oct. 15
The Fabyan Estate and Forest Preserve was created by Colonel and Mrs. George Fabyan who lived on the 600-acre estate from 1905 to the 1930
The museum has over 200 hundred military vehicles from WWII till present including Sherman Tank, Cobra, Huey Helicopter, Sky Crane, and F15
The Frankfort Historical Society Museum displays rooms of history with many cases showing Frankfort'
The Slovenian Women'
The Historical Society operates I & M Canal Museum, which is the original 1830s canal commissioner'
Isle A La Cache Museum is devoted to the 18
Explore this collection of local memorabilia. The museum houses an extensive collection of Civil War artifacts, a two-story log house, a 1904
Local history of Sandwich, Plano, and Somonauk area. Sandwich fair, barbed wire, cast iron, Indian artifacts, and machinery. Over 10,000
The Sycamore Historical Society's archives consist of items and artifacts, many dating back to the mid and late 1800's. Established to preserve and promote a community'
The MMNH Mission is to inspire an appreciation for the great diversity of the natural environment & human culture through education and recreation, and it'
Housed in the 1858 Daniel A. Barrows mansion where much of the home'
The Belvedere is an Italianate 1857 mansion built for J. Russell Jones, Ambassador to Belgium, with Victorian furnishings, Liberace's estate items, and "Gone With the Wind"
Located downtown in a restored 1890s building, the Stockton Historical Museum presents Stockton'
On display is a 1910
Letourneau Home Museum contains many things related to Bourbonnais'
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 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 19
A one-room schoolhouse and horse-drawn doctor'
Constructed in 1854 as a church, this Greek Revival building also served as a school house for nearly 50
The Lyon Farm is the pride and joy of the Kendall County Historical Society. In 1974, Mrs. Frances Lyon donated 39
The Seward Town Hall was built in 1876 and 1877 at a cost of $500.00. It stood on the east bank of Au Sable Creek facing Route 52
William Corrigan established an independent store known as Corrigan & Sons which operated in Plattville, Illinois from 1919 until the late 1950'
The Mendota Museum & Historical Society'
The Mendota Museum & Historical Society'
Displays include 19
The LaSalle County Historical Museum complex has the museum in an 1848 warehouse on the I &
Visitors from around the world enjoy researching highway information in this restored 1860 dry goods store built by Abe Lincoln'
Home of the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society, Chaplin Creek is an evolving prairie community set in the 1835-1895
Preserved buildings include an 1847 log cabin, an 1885 town hall, an 1895 one-room school house, and a 20
The Chester Gould - Dick Tracy Museum, a non-for-profit organization, was established to display, promote and honor the work and life of Chester Gould, creator of the "Dick Tracy"
Local history museum featuring the Lucius Read House, old barn, railroads, AG Spalding, underground railroad, and other exhibits. Annual events include festival of trees (Nov-Dec) and quilt show (
Heritage farm museum shows farm life from 1847 to 1950's in the Byron area. There are two structures from the original 1847
Lincoln slept at the Aplington House two nights in 1856
The Putnam County Historical Society conducts tours of the recently restored, redecorated 1844
Located in a 116 year-old school building in Cedarville, the Cedarville Historical Museum'
This lovely museum is housed in an Italianate home built by Oscar and Malvina Taylor in 1857. The Taylor home was the social center of Freeport in its time and is currently listed on the
Operated by the Stephenson County antique engine club, which also operates the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad. Offers 28
Explore the largest Oliver Hart-Parr collection in the midwest, including farm toys, advertising and collectibles dating back to 1860
Discover the history of Winslow. Featuring displays relating to discovery of cream cheese which had its beginnings in Winslow. Also see the history of Doc Carver'
The Fulton Historical Society is located in this Cival War-era home donated to the city by Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Martin. Stained Glass Windows Walnut bench seating Walnut Staircase
Heritage Canyon is a 12-acre quarry that houses a restored and furnished mid-1800's settlement with paths through wooded hillsides, a church, a one room school house, a doctor'
Museum of local history and antique farm tools with a monthly changing exhibit. Speakers 3
Prophetstown is named for the Indian prophet Wa-bo-kie-shiek (White Cloud), the advisor to Black Hawk during the 1832
Home museum in Rockford's first brick home, built by a Swedish family in 1871
Camp Grant Museum is a museum of postcards, pictures and memorabilia of the U.S. Army'
Midway Village represents a late 19th Century village with 26 buildings on 137 acres. Permanent indoor exhibits on area heritage, aviation &
An example of exotic Victorian architecture, Robert Tinker's 1865 Swiss "cottage" has ornate woodwork, sculptures and family furnishings; the new Visitor Center is a replica of the original barn;
The Mack home and Whitman Trading Post were built in 1834 by fur trader Stephen Mack, one of the area'
More than 70 historic autos including presidential limousines, Al Capone's car and movie cars such as the Batmobile, PLUS hundreds of "pieces of history"
Clay County Museum is housed in the Old County Jail, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Edwards County Historical Society Museum was the birthplace of Louis Lincoln Emmerson, Governor of Illinois from 1929 - 1933
The old 1910
The 1905 Georgian Revival historic jail represents a metaphor of the gang/prohibition era which existed in Franklin County during the 20's: memorabilia tributes to Gen. John A Logan, "Beatle"
The former 2-story brick Logan School at the original site of Frank's Fort is now a museum featuring area mining history, memorabilia from 1802-1976
Former Congressman Ken Gray's collection of over 12,000 items, campaign memorabilia, photos, and documents from former Presidents and dignitaries; 1000 original dolls, videos, 4
Tour one of the oldest brick buildings in Illinois. It was bank before Illinois became a state and is now a 2
The Museum has a collection of over 52,000 objects in the arts, sciences and humanities. It has six galleries, an archive, Museum Gift Shop, 100
The General John A. Logan Museum details the history of Civil War General John A. Logan, who was born in Murphysboro in 1826. Phases of Logan'
The Super Museum houses the Mythical caped hero from the big green planet. The museum is filled with a $2.5 billion collection spanning 60 years, honoring the most famous hero of all time, Superman!
Built in 1870
Formerly a Carnegie library built in 1903
A victorian home built in 1874
The original Saline Co. Pauper Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now a 3 story museum on the 3 1/2 acre grounds. Also see and touch a mean old jail, an 1859
The Union County Museum (formerly Cobden Museum) features Anna Pottery, Native American artifacts, local history and other unique exhibits.
The Heritage House Museum occupies the home originally built for the Frank Schlosser Family in the 1800
On exhibit: The tools of the trade of Bill Hanna "The Humane Hangman"
Located in an historic brick building, Williamson County Historical Museum offers 17
The Armed Forces Museum is dedicated to the preservation of military history from all branches of service for all eras.
This 158-year-old home has displays of Cival War artifacts, and Indian collections, and 1830'
Memorabilia of Sen. Paul Simon's life and service in the U.S. Senate is gathered here. Simon took over the Troy Tribune in 1948 when he was 19 years old living in the city for 25
The entire 150 year old German settlement is on the National Historic Register. Restoration includes a church from 1867
In Waterloo, remnants of the country's early history are preserved at this house, the only stagecoach stop still in tack along the historic 60
A Lionel train set shares space with a Li'l Abner Dogpatch Band windup toy and British toy soldiers, antique collectibles, clothing, glassware, a mule deer antler chandellier &
See an old electric chair (last used to execute a woman who killed her brother)
Located in the 1875
This museum contains several different types of artifacts. The museum holds the best collection of post cards from the 1904 World'
Built in 1866, the St Clair County Historical Museum is a Victorian house furnished with Victorian artifacts. Built to a German settler, it was acquired in 1963
Quincy Museum is housed in an 1890
Visit the Mississippi Valley Historic Auto Museum is located on Quincy'
The Gardner Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Place's
This well displayed museum showcases the agricultural machinery that would be found in a typical 80-120 acre farm in the Midwest during the 1930'
Tucked inside the gate of the Brown County Fairgrounds is the Whistle Stop Museum, home to many items large and small that are relevant to the area'
The Rudie Black collection of guns and the Lincoln Courtroom are the museum's main attractions as well as an extensive assortment of Native American arrowheads and tools. Feel Lincoln'
The home of August Rehnstrom was built in 1861 by Eric Berglof and became a temporary haven for Swedish immigrants in the 1860'
This historical society museum has diplays and entertaining stories about the people and history of Atkinson, the Hennepin Canal, Rolle Bolle and Henry County. Full of historical information!
Bishop Hill was the site of a utopian religious community founded in 1846 by Swedish pietist Eric Janson (1808-1850)
Garments, tools, gadgets and furnishings of the late 19th Century. Enjoy detailed exhibits, the one room school house, doctor's and dentist'
The Wiley House Museum contains photos, paintings and artrifacts about Galva and the surrounding area;
The historic double home features 27 rooms and 9,000 square feet to display the museum's collections. See the general store, dentist office, children'
Historic, military museum.
The Blandin House Museum showcases a variety of photographs, artifacts and memorabilias of Blandinsville'
Regional collection and artifact'
Earth science displays.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Sites, the nationally accredited museum is housed in a magnificent old courthouse located in downtown Bloomington.
The Pre-civil war, Victorian home of Illinois Senator and director of the Chicago Stock Yards, Lafayette Funk, lets visitors explore the lifestyle of a pioneering prairie family in the 1800\'
Located at the Funk Prairie Home, this is the largest single person display of rare gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary art in the state; a true hidden treasure!
Prairie Land Heritage Museum is the pride of South Jacksonville and Home of the Annual Steam Show and Fall Festival, along with the Prairie Land Liberty Church, which was built in 1900
The Museum follows the rich history of the Oldest School for the Deaf in Illinois. The museum has displays over 9 rooms on 2
Circa 1837, this Georgian style home listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Pettengill-Morron House Museum was built by Moses Pettengill in 1868 in the Second Empire architectural style; the house has 11
The Center offers an extensive collection of documents and archival material for genealogical/
Rock Island Arsenal Museum is the second oldest US Army Museum. Its primary mission is history of Rock Island Arsenal and a premiere small arms collection.
The Hauberg Indian Museum, located in the lodge constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934