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Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours

Museum is open Tuesday-Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday, 1 to 4 pm.

Research is by appointment. To schedule a museum visit outside of open hours contact

Admission to the museum is free. The History Center is a proud member of ROAM and the Museum Travel Alliance.

Our Location

509 East Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL 60045


Getting Here

We are located just east of downtown Lake Forest. The parking lot is at the back (south) of the main museum building; from Deerpath, turn right on Washington Road and take the first driveway on the right.

The museum is also easily accessible by Metra; take the Union Pacific North train line to the Lake Forest station. We're just a few blocks east of the station.