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 - 3 PM
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Closed weekdays in January.
Recommended donation to the museum is $2 for adults and $1 for children up to age 18. Children under 6 are free. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Educational tours by school groups are encouraged and are FREE. Call (217) 431-0034 for more information.
General Admission: $2
Adults: $2
Adults (15-65): $2
Seniors: $2
Seniors (over 65): $2
Military: $2
Members: Free
[Under 12]: $1
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


Wheelchair Accessible