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Hours and Admission

Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 1pm – 4pm

The museum is closed on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Christmas Eve, & Christmas Day.
Note: Due to staffing, the museum may close unexpectedly due to bad weather.

Admission is free, but a donation of $5 is appreciated.


301 E State Street, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650 (see map below)


(217) 408-1197 or


There is ample free parking on the streets and parking lots near the museum. A free municipal lot is directly east of the museum on East State Street. Accessible parking is available in the lot to the east of the museum, or in marked parking spaces on East State Street.


The museum exhibit areas are fully accessible. An accessible entrance is available on the east side of the museum. The door is often locked, so ring the bell, or call the museum for entrance: (217) 408-1197.

Local Travel Information

Information on local restaurants, lodging, and other tourism information can be found at the
Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau.