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Elgin History Museum

360 Park St, Elgin, IL 60120-4455
+1 847-742-4248
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Community minded museumr

Local history well displayed with interesting programs. Definitely a hometown place to take the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheryl W
One of a kind museum!

This museum will take at least 2hrs to finish the tour , it has two floors. It opens from... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Swami1234
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360 Park St, Elgin, IL 60120-4455
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local history well displayed with interesting programs. Definitely a hometown place to take the children and visitors.

Thank Cheryl W
360Hannah, Public Relations Manager at Elgin History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting our Museum and your kind words!

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This museum will take at least 2hrs to finish the tour , it has two floors. It opens from Wednesday-Saturday 11am-4pm. If you belongs to participating library admission is totally free(don't forget to grab your tickets from your library)Up coming event, April 23rd , 12...More

Thank Swami1234
360Hannah, Public Relations Manager at Elgin History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Top shelf historical museum that befits a town with the history of Elgin. The rooms go thorugh pioneer/indian days, dairy center, foundries, and of course, the Elgin Watch Factory. Spectacular Elgin pocket watch display.

Thank chucknotcharles
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very nicely maintained museum with Alot cool things about Elgin, IL. Would recommend to anyone to see some nice exhibits and learn about ELigin .L

Thank butterflylover2
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Your fist stop in Elgin should be here. You will learned about very rich Elgin history. But also you can find broschures and maps for other local attractions. This museum is small but staff very friendly and helpful. Before I came here I knew about...More

1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a very nice place to visit on a rainy day. It very cheap to get in ($3 for an adult, $1 for students) and the woman who greeted us was very nice and informative. This place is two floors, and the displays range...More

1  Thank elyon192
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We just recently visited this place for their dinosaur display. It was fun for the kids. It is not a big place but just enough to spend about an hour.

Thank 4Travelers-IL
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is a small museum, but it has a lot to offer if you are interested in a nice overview of the city's history. Give yourself about an hour and a half to go through it and read the walls. Especially interesting is the room...More

Thank countingsheep08
Reviewed 10 October 2015

A presenter from the library recently conducted a lecture in my Del Webb Sun City community on Elgin's African American Heritage. It was so well done, with accompanying DVD, that the library sells that I returned to buy a copy for a friend. I have...More

Thank SvenskaflickaIL
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Small but chock full of a detailed history of Elgin..the watch section alone was fascinating and informative...a bargain...$3.00 admission for adults!

Thank slks4900
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