Street Address
307 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL 61832
Mailing Address
307 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL 61832
phone: 217-431-0034
Sunday - Wednesdayclosed
Thursday - Friday12 PM - 4 PM
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Closed weekdays in January. Re-opening on Tuesday and Wednesday when the pandemic ceases.

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: $5
Military (with ID): Free
Members: Free
Students (): $2
Children under 6: Free
[Under 18]: $2
Group Tours
James Kouzmanoff, Director
phone: 217-431-0034
Susan Miceli, Development Manager
phone: 217-431-0034


The museum occupies almost 14,000 sq.ft. in the former Carnegie Library, and features many displays including: Revolutionary War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, World War 1, World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, Cold War, and current conflicts, with special displays for D-Day, Communications, Trench Art, Medal of Honor, and many many more.

The Vermilion County War Museum opened on Veteran's Day, 1999. We continue to have visitors every day and new artifacts are coming in constantly.

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


Opened November 11, 1999. Resides in old Carnegie Library building.

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 current conflicts. Special permanent exhibits include: Medal of Honor, POW/MIA, Merchant Marines and Navy Armed Guard, D-Day, War in the Pacific, Trench Art, and many more.

Research Collections

Extensive library and document collection.

  • Personal diaries. Photo albums. Training manuals.

Educational Programs

Various educational programs are available to all age groups.


Small lecture hall with video projector, screen, p/a system, wireless internet.


501(C)3 corp.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No


Newsletter, quarterly.



Is Wheelchair Accessible;Has Parking;Has Restrooms

Wheelchair Accessible




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.

Private Tours are available.

Group Tours, please call in advance to schedule.

Group Tours