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

Hours & Location


Hours | Tuesday-Friday: 10:30A-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


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.


Street parking is available on Wesley Street and Main Street.

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 $5.00 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>


For more information, please contact Michelle Podkowa at 630.510.4956 or [email protected].

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 [email protected].

Availability of items shown may vary.

Suffragette Ornaments | $17
Red Suffragette, Blue Suffragette

Postcard | $1.50
Notebook | $15
Explorer’s Club Train Whistle | $4
Toy Engine | $8
Toy Caboose | $8
Toy Trolley | $9
Keychain | $3.25
Puzzle | $20
1917: Catalyst for the Modern Era | $11.95
Tic Tac Toe | $9
Ornament | $9

Cup-And-Ball | $2.00
Marbles | $2.00
Hipster Tiny Tattoos | $1.50
Silly Putty | $2.00
Glitter Bracelet | $1.00

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
A Man Called Horse | $16.99
Running For Our Lives | $10
The Underground Railroad in Illinois | $20
Woodridge | $23.99
Bugles in a Dream: DuPage County in the Civil War | $5
Haunted Aurora | $21.99
Wicked Northern Illinois: The Dark Side of the Prairie State | $23.99
Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History |$23.99
Blades in the Sky | $20
Illinois Haunted Route 66 | $21.99
The Chicago Great Western Railway | $21.99
Chicago Trolleys | $21.99
Chicago and the Illinois Central Railroad | $21.99
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway |$21.99
DuPage Roots: Then and Now | $60
Glen Ellyn | $21.99
Bloomingdale | $19.99
Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair | $23.99
Chicago’s 1933-34 World’s Fair | $21.99
Downers Grove: Revisited | $19.99
Naperville’s Haunted Memories | $24.99
Bensenville | $23.99
The Wheaton Franciscan Heritage | $21.99

Billy Barber’s Mirror | $10
DuPage County Model Railroad: A Closer Look | $11.95
An Apple for Harriet Tubman | $6.99
Lucky to Live in Illinois | $16.99
Dreams and Adventures: The Edwin Hubble Story | $9.95


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 the 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.

Program Accommodations

Persons requesting a hybrid/virtual (Zoom) program option are required to contact the park district Community Center at 630-690-4880 regarding accommodation at least ten (10) days prior to the program start date. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis on criteria including but not limited to technology access, facility wi-fi capabilities, class format, etc.

Service Animal Protocol

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Wheaton Park District allows service animals to access most public areas within its property. The district may impose restrictions on service animals as it deems necessary for safety reasons.


A 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 Americans with Disabilities Act.

Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered unless the device interferes 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.

Additionally, service animals must possess and maintain current immunizations common to that specific class of animal. The service animal must wear or display all tags required by law or local ordinance, such as identification or rabies tags.

For more information about the Wheaton Park District and the ADA, see Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities.


Please contact Michael J. Benard, Wheaton Park District Executive Director and ADA Compliance Officer at [email protected].


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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