Street Address
1710 W Woodside Drive
Dunlap, IL 61525
Mailing Address
PO Box 9636
Peoria, IL 61612
phone: 309-243-9020
May through October
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday12 PM - 5 PM
Adults: $6.00
Child: $3.50
Discounted rates for groups
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Gary Bragg, President
phone: 309-243-9020


The Museum is available to host any size group, from six to 130 or more. Groups of twenty or more receive a discount on admission costs.

The months of May and October are especially busy with school groups, while summertime brings day care groups and adult bus tours. If your group is small, such as six to 19, it's still a good idea to make reservations, so that guides may be available to give you an interesting tour.

Autos on display include Model Ts, Packards, two Peoria-built Glides from the late teens, a 1925 Velie built in Moline, Illinois, and other vehicles, dating from the teens to the 80s.

Outdoors there is the #886 Rock Island steam locomotive, with tender, a Milwaukee Road combine car, a TP&W caboose two Pullman cars and a Plymouth switch engine. There is an operating old-fashioned windmill and a gazebo where you can have a picnic lunch, or just visit with friends.

Museum offers the public displays of artifacts from the 20th century, and features many items from Peoria's industrial and farm history. A popular tour destination for school children and adults alike.


We are here to entertain and educate. Our mission is to provide a facility where folks of all ages can come to see items representing transportation, industry, farm and home life, as well as entertainment, from times past. We have a multitude of exhibits showing life 50 to 100 years ago, in the Peoria area. Many displays are visitor-activated.


Founded in 1977. Open to the public since 1983.

Artifacts Collections

On display are antique and collector autos, clocks, musical devices, steam train, bicycles, airplanes and much more.

Research Collections

A library is maintained for research.

Educational Programs

Lectures to other organizations are available. Tours of school, scout and many other groups are available all season.


Access: Members

Appointment required: No


Newsletters are issued quarterly. Annual financial report is issued in the first quarter.


Wheelchair Accessible


Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours