Street Address
119 S Main
Tampico, IL 61283
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 154
Tampico, IL 61283
By appointment only
By appointment only
Free-will donations accepted and appreciated!
Museum Type(s)
Joan Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator
phone: 815-438-7581
Denise McLoughlin, Family History Coordinator
phone: 815-590-2143


The Tampico Area Historical Society & Museum is located in a 2-story building on Main Street and is part of the district listed on the Nat'l Registry of Historic Places. The main floor displays artifacts of it's rich history, including 4th grade school record of Ronald Reagan, items from the HY&T RR, furniture and fixtures from past business and year books from the now defunct Tampico High School. The upstairs offers more displays of clothing, old school room, trophies & photos. It is also where the Tampico Tornado newspapers are archived and where the Family History Library/Research Center is located. Membership is only $10 for individual, $15/family or $50/business. Lifetime memberships available for over 55. See website for membership form.


Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes


Chair lift to upstairs