Museums
Addison, Illinois
History, Historic House
Located within the Historic District of Addison, the Addison Historical Museum includes the 1892 Balzer House which features displays on local history, the 1832 Coach House which presents dioramas and exhibits on Addison's farming heritage and the 1893 Century House, once the home of Lutheran school teachers and their families, which is now a restored period home.
Naperville, Illinois
Anthropology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Bensenville, Illinois
Bensenville, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Bloomingdale, Illinois
Culture, History, Historical Society
Bloomingdale is one of the earliest villages settled in what is now DuPage County. The Meacham family settled here in 1833, and by the end of the following year, 12-15 families had settled in the locality. The community was served by the Chicago-Galena Highway, modern day Lake Street. It became an important stop for stage coaches and westward travelers.
Bloomingdale, Illinois
Art
The Bloomingdale Park District Museum is Bloomingdale's oldest building and home to five to seven exhibits and 1,000+ visitors per year.
Carol Stream, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Oak Brook, Illinois
Culture, History
MuseumsUSA has been advised that this beautiful collection has unfortunately lost their space this past November and currently are in storage until a new location is found. Please check back often and we will give the new location asap.
Downers Grove, Illinois
History, Historical Society, Library
Downers Grove, Illinois
History
Elmhurst, Illinois
Art
The Elmhurst Art Museum is the cultural center of DuPage County, Illinois. Specializing in late 20th Century American Art. Its award winning building was designed around one of only three Mies van der Rohe homes built in the United States.
Elmhurst, Illinois
History
LaGrange, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Oak Brook, Illinois
History
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Historical Society, Nature Centers
Oak Brook, Illinois
History, Historic House, Specialized
Graue Mill and Museum, an operating waterwheel grist mill and homestead, is dedicated to maintaining a bridge between past and present generations in the belief that understanding our history is vital to our future.
Carol Stream, Illinois
History
Hinsdale, Illinois
Children's, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The mission of the Hinsdale Historical Society is to collect, preserve and promote the history of Hinsdale, Illinois, and to foster an awareness and appreciation of its history and architecture through education, programs, exhibits and the maintenance of historical resources and properties in the Village.
Itasca, Illinois
History
Lisle, Illinois
Anthropology, Archaeology, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science, University
The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, located on campus at Benedictine University, exhibits over 3,500 specimens focused on zoology, botany, geology, and environmental stewardship. Intricate dioramas give a sense of adventure and encourages visitors to investigate nature in their own backyards. The museum offers a variety of scavenger hunts and activity pages to guide your visit.
Wheaton, Illinois
History, Historic House
Elmhurst, Illinois
Specialized
The Museum houses a large collection of Chinese jade and other hard stone carvings from around the world, exhibits include animal dioramas, gemstones, mineral specimens, earth science phenomena, and lapidary materials.
Lombard, Illinois
History, Historical Society, Library
The Victorian Cottage Museum (formerly known as the Lombard Historical Museum) is an 1882 historic house museum that provides information and examples of a middle-class Victorian household as part of the history of Lombard.
Lombard, Illinois
History
Oak Brook, Illinois
Historic House
Mayslake Peabody Estate is part of Mayslake Forest Preserve. The preserve, once home to Potawatomi Indians, encompasses 88 acres of natural resources. The rolling landscape includes 22 acres of wetlands, lakes, restored prairie, and two small oak savannas–one of the region’s most endangered ecosystems.
Lisle, Illinois
Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
Culture, History, Historic House
The Museums at Lisle Station Park provide visitors the opportunity to learn about the heritage and culture of 19th century Northern Illinois. Settled in 1832, the life of this agricultural community soon revolved around the railroad depot and the area became known as Lisle Station.
Naperville, Illinois
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Park
Naper Settlement is Chicagoland’s outdoor history museum, located in the heart of suburban Naperville, just 28 miles west of Chicago. Explore historic homes and businesses throughout the 12-acre site where you’ll understand the past and how it connects to the present. Discover Naperville’s history through engaging and unique experiences.
Oak Brook, Illinois
Historical Society
We are currently in the process of restoring the interior of the historic Old Butler School which serves as the Oak Brook Heritage Center. The Heritage Center is operated by the Historical Society and, upon completion, will serve as an educational resource for the display and study of the heritage and history of Oak Brook for residents, school children and visitors alike.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois