Street Address
307 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL 61832
Mailing Address
307 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL 61832
phone: 217-431-0034
Sunday - Mondayclosed
Tuesday - Friday12 PM - 4 PM
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Closed weekdays in January.

Educational tours by school groups are encouraged and are FREE. Call (217) 431-0034 for more information.

Cash or major credit cards. Blue Star Museum, free to active duty military and their families.

Adults: $4
Military (with ID): Free
Members: Free
Children under 6: Free
[Under 18]: $2
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
James Kouzmanoff, President
phone: 217-431-0034


The Vermilion County War Museum is located in Danville's original public library building. Constructed in 1903 through a gift of Andrew Carnegie, the building served as the library until 1995, when overcrowded conditions necessitated moving to a new location. The Carnegie building was donated by the City of Danville to the War Museum board, and through the efforts of a great number of individuals donating thousands of hours of labor, it has been restored to its present condition.

The Vermilion County War Museum opened on Veteran's Day, 1999. We continue to have visitors every day and new material is coming in constantly. We recently installed an elevator and are now accessible to everyone.

Thank you for your interest in the museum and please tell your friends!

Artifacts Collections

Complete U.S. military history.

The museum covers every military conflict our country has been involved in; from the Revolutionary War up to Afghanistan. Special permanent exhibits include: Medal of Honor, POW/MIA, Merchant Marines and Navy Armed Guard.

Research Collections

Extensive library and document collection.

  • Personal diaries. Photo albums. Training manuals.


All volunteer staff. 501(C)3 corp.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No




Become a Member

An excellent way to support the Museum is by becoming a member. Your contribution will help ensure that our important work continues. Memberships are available at a variety of levels.

Your next Special Event could be with US.

The Vermillion County War Museum is available for private reservations Please contact us to find out more!

Private Tours

You may schedule a private tour or party for your organization or office.

Special Event Rental

Group Tours