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Livingston County War Museum

321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929
+1 815-842-0301
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War museum

A great place to learn and see various uniforms history. Extremely knowledgeable hosts. Free but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ronald P
Military History lesson 101

On the recommendation from my nephew we drove 3 1/2 hrs. to Pontiac to visit the Route 66 Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wings E
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We are a hands-on, living history museum featuring displays, artifacts and uniforms of local soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Our staff is made up of military veterans who are present to share their experiences with you. We are located next to the Route 66 Museum. Visited by guests from over 75 countries since 2004. Free admission. Free parking. Open 7 days a week Mon-Sat 10 - 4, Sun 12 - 4. See you on Route 66!
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321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to learn and see various uniforms history. Extremely knowledgeable hosts. Free but donations accepted. Dont miss this one. Spend at least two hours , you will not be disappointed

Thank Ronald P
PontiacWarMuseum, Education Director at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your positive review! I hope you will be back to visit us in the future. David Estes Education Director Livingston County War Museum Dal Estes Education center Pontiac IL

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the recommendation from my nephew we drove 3 1/2 hrs. to Pontiac to visit the Route 66 Museum and the Livingston County War Museum. I've been to a lot of military museums and this museum per square inch has more information fit into it...More

Thank Wings E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is part of the Route 66 museum and you won't miss it. Full of mannequins with military uniforms donated by local military veterans. Lots of other war info and memorabilia from all wars. So interesting, take some time to stop!

Thank Nita L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Canadian, even I found this to be a very interesting museum. It has hundreds of uniforms of USA service men and women. The uniforms, I believe are mostly from service members who live in the area, making it more relevant. There is a...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Very moving museum with large representation of military involvement from Livingston County. Especially enjoyed WWI memorabilia. Curator informative and helpful. Left a lump in my throat.

Thank notcarla
PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your positive review on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you in our museum again!

Reviewed 26 June 2017

This place we found on accident and it was well worth the stop. It was cool to see all war stuff and all the different unifroms. Very informative

Thank giggly711
PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your positive review on TripAdvisor. We hope you will return to see us again!

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This place had so much history. The staff, who volunteer, was so knowledgeable. I highly recommend this free museum to everyone. The trolley stop is right out front, and free parking across the street.

Thank amyjo777
PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for your positive review! We hope you will visit us again. David Estes Education Director Livingston County War Museum Pontiac IL

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Took my young boys here. This was a great way for them to learn about what our veterans have done to protect our country. Thanks to the great people who run this museum.

Thank hbohano
PontiacWarMuseum, Owner at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your positive of our museum. We hope that you will visit again!

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is loaded with info & memorabilia. The volunteers are very knowledgeable as well. I would recommend it to anyone but small children would have to be carefully watched as there are a lot of irreplaceable items.

1  Thank tuttid53
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had a very moving time here. The guides were very good and told a lot of stories, which really helped to personalize the experience.

1  Thank aby61
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