General Information & Hours
Please note: We are in the process of installing a new lift at the rear of the Elmhurst History Museum starting on 5/15/23 through 6/8/23. The lift is unavailable to patrons during this time. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact staff at 630-833-1457.
Location: 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126
The Elmhurst History Museum is located in downtown Elmhurst, 1/2 block east of the Elmhurst Metra Station (south of the tracks), just east of York Street.
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The museum is open Sunday, Tuesday-Friday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
We are generally closed Mondays and holidays including Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Day.
General Admission: FREE
Nominal fees for tours and select programs.
Visitors Requiring Assistance
EHM welcomes all visitors to experience history. The museum is accessible for patrons with disabilities via an interior elevator, and an exterior lift at the rear of the building from the parking lot to access the first floor. Please ring the bell for assistance with the exterior lift on the west side of the Glos Mansion. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact staff by calling 630-833-1457 with as much advance notice as possible.
Contact Us or Make an Appointment
Questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (630) 833-1457 or Contact Us.
Elmhurst History Museum welcomes group visits by appointment* for all ages. Guided group tours cost $4 per adult/$3 per child under 17. To arrange a group tour, please contact the Museum Educator at (630) 833-1457 or Contact Us.
NOTE: *An appointment is required for groups of 10 or more people.
Parking & Transportation
- Free parking is available in the Museum parking lot and on the street near the Elmhurst History Museum.
- The Elmhurst History Museum is conveniently located one half block east of the Elmhurst train station on the Metra Union Pacific West Line.
School and scout groups and other organizations may also book a program at the historic Churchville Schoolhouse, a National Register of Historic Places property managed by the Elmhurst History Museum staff. Click here for more info.
Dining & Nearby Attractions
There are a variety of local attractions within walking distance of the Elmhurst History Museum, including two excellent museums, parks, movie theatre, library, shopping, dining, and more:
- Elmhurst City Centre (short walk to nearby restaurants)
- Elmhurst University
- Elmhurst Art Museum
- Elmhurst Public Library
- Wilder Park
- York Theatre
For more information on attractions, shopping, dining, and hotels in DuPage County, visit discoverdupage.com.