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

Hours & Location
Parking
Fees & Reservations
Gift Shop
Accessibility
Rules

Hours & Location

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Open seven days a week year-round

Monday-Friday | 9:30A-4P
Saturday-Sunday | 12-4P

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

Please note: Wesley Street Construction starts August 28, 2018

There will be little to no parking on Wesley St for approximately four to six weeks while the City of Wheaton performs utility improvements. Please allow extra time before Museum events and programs to find parking. Additional parking may be found in city lots reserved for customer parking. Please be aware that construction may be going on in other parts of Downtown Wheaton which may affect parking availability in other areas as well.

Limited street parking available to Museum visitors

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 $4 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

You’ll find a variety of historical themed souvenirs that will delight visitors of all ages, from engineer hats to spinning tops.

Open during regular Museum hours.

All proceeds benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum.

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
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