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Museum is open per current Restore Illinois Guidelines

Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 10:30A-4P | Saturdays 12-4P

  • In-person programs resume with limited group size.
  • Masks are required, social distancing and capacity limits are in effect.
  • Curbside pickup is still available for store and craft kits, call 630-510-4941 or email to arrange.
  • Contact us for current guideline requirements and information about rentals – email
  • For details about making a donation to the Voices of DuPage Oral History initiative – email

Visit Us

Museum hours, fees, parking, accessibility, and more are listed below.

Hours & Location
Parking
Fees & Reservations
Gift Shop
Accessibility
Rules

Hours & Location

Hours

The Museum is temporarily closed due to Tier 3 Mitigations.

Curbside pick-up, collection, and research services are available during these hours:

  • Weekdays | 7:30A-4P
  • Weekends | Closed

The Museum is closed for New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

Located at 102 E. Wesley Street, Wheaton IL 60187

Directions 

DuPage County Historical Museum is located at the corner of Main and Wesley Streets in downtown Wheaton, one block north of the Metra railroad tracks and near the Wheaton Public Library.

Parking

Limited street parking available to Museum visitors

Construction crews have moved to other areas of downtown Wheaton and have opened street parking in front of the Museum again. However, crews may return in the next few weeks to finish up striping and other details as construction is finished for the season. Street parking is located on Wesley and Main Street and is available for limited periods of time.

There are also two public parking garages nearby:

Wheaton Place Garage – 232 West Wesley Street, 1st & 2nd Floor
1.5 blocks west of the Museum, between Wheaton Avenue & Hale Street

Willow Avenue Garage
– 220 South Cross Street, 1st Floor
3 blocks south and 1 block east of the Museum, at Cross Street & Willow Avenue

Fees & Reservations

A suggested donation amount for adults is $5 and $2 for children and seniors.

Admission to the DuPage County Historical Museum is free. Donations are greatly appreciated to help create new exhibits and keep our facility open and operating.

Guided tours can be arranged for groups of as small as 2 and as large as 30, with a fee of $2.00 per person. Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance and are available during the Museum’s normal operating hours. Program and event fees vary.

Interested in reserving a space for your next gathering?

Go to Facility Rentals>

Questions?

For more information, please contact Michelle Podkowa at 630.510.4956 or mpodkowa@wheatonparks.org.

Gift Shop

A fine selection of apparel, toys, books and gifts

The DuPage County Historical Museum gift shop has a variety of historical-themed merchandise that will delight visitors of all ages, including toys, books, postcards, and more!

Gift shop items now available for curbside pickup! To purchase items, contact Museum staff at 630-510-4941 or dupagemuseum@wheatonparks.org.

Suffragette Ornaments | $17
Red Suffragette, Blue Suffragette – Currently out of stock; more ordered

Votes for Women Button | $2

Votes for Women Tea Towel | $7

“Well-behaved Women Rarely Make History” Keychain | $9

“Well-behaved Women Rarely Make History” Magnetic Bookmark | $4

Postcard | $1.50
Notebook | $15
Explorer’s Club Train Whistle | $4
Toy Engine | $7
Toy Caboose | $7
Keychain | $3.25
Ornament | $9

Cup-And-Ball | $2.00
Jumbo Jax Set | $4.00
Spinning Top | $1.25
Marbles | $2.00
Metal Triangle | $5.00
Metal Kazoo | $3.00
Hipster Tiny Tattoos | $1.50
Felt Kit | $2.50
3D Wooden Dinosaur Puzzle | $5.00
Silly Putty | $2.00
Glitter Bracelet | $1.00
Busy Bug Garden | $5.00

Postcards | $1.50
DuPage Courthouse, Adams Park Fountain, Little Popcorn Store, Northside Park Bridge, Front Street, Memorial Park, Glen Art Theatre, and Naperville Riverwalk

Bookmarks | $1.50– Adams Park Fountain, Little Popcorn Shop, Glen Ellyn Horse Trough, DuPage Courthouse, Glen Art Theatre, and Naperville Millennium Carillon

Notecard Sets | $14.95
Wheaton, Naperville, and Glen Ellyn

Folk Art Notecard Sets | $3

Wheaton 150: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Cookbook | $25
1917 Catalyst for the Modern Era Catalog | $11.95
DuPage County Model Railroad: A Closer Look | $11.95
1874 Atlas & History of DuPage County, Illinois | $28
Downers Grove: Revisited | $19.99
Naperville’s Haunted Memories | $24.99
Bensenville | $23.99
Legendary Locals of Wheaton | $21.99
Winfield | $21.99
The Wheaton Franciscan Heritage | $21.99

Billy Barber’s Mirror | $10
Lucky to Live in Illinois | $16.99
Dreams and Adventures: The Edwin Hubble Story | $9.95

Accessibility

The Museum is fully accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

An accessible entrance located on Main Street provides access to our facility from street level. The elevator provides full access to the three levels of exhibits and a lobby. Our facility is equipped with a foldable push wheelchair for visitors; please contact us for details.

Service Animal Protocol

Use of Service Animals on Park District Property

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Wheaton Park District allows service animals to access most public areas within its property. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed or tethered, unless the devices interfere with the animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. The patron must remain in control of the animal at all times.

Definition

Service Animal as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act refers to any dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task performed must be directly related to the person’s disability.

Service animals whose sole function is to provide emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Rules

Help create an educational and enjoyable environment

To ensure the protection of our artifacts, please follow the guidelines below while visiting:

  • Beverages and snacks are prohibited
  • Photography, videotaping, and use of cell phones in the museum are not permitted
  • All children under the age of 12 years should be accompanied by a parent or guardian