Plan Your Visit
The History Center is free and open to the public.
The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturday 1 to 4 pm. To arrange a museum visit outside of open hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Research Center is open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday appointments are now available as a membership benefit for History Center members only.
We look forward to seeing you back at the History Center!
The History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff is a proud member of ROAM (Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums) and the Museum Travel Alliance.
The History Center is dedicated to ensuring accessibility for all of its visitors.
- We offer handicap accessible parking spaces and the main entrance to the museum from the parking lot is wheelchair accessible.
- We have accessible bathrooms.
- We offer a hearing loop for all hearing assisted devices during all lectures and public programs.
We're located at the corner of Deerpath and Washington Road in Lake Forest, Illinois. The official address is 509 East Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045.
Access to our parking is on Washington Road, behind the museum. The parking lot is open during museum hours and all public events.
The Research Center is located on the same campus, behind the museum and off the parking lot. Its physical address is 630 Washington Road.
Our parking lot accommodates 15 vehicles. Parking is also available on Washington Road and Deerpath east of Washington.
We are just two blocks from Lake Forest’s historic Market Square and the Metra train station. Several restaurants, coffee shops, and retail stores are within walking distance of the History Center.