Museum Hours

MondayClosed
Tuesday1:00 PM — 4:30 PM
Wednesday1:00 PM — 4:30 PM
Thursday1:00 PM — 4:30 PM
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday1:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Admission

General admission to the Museum and Research Room is FREE. Donations are always welcome. We are following the current COVID guidelines from the State of Illinois and Village of Wilmette.

An appointment is not necessary for most visits to the Museum including touring the exhibits or other business.

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Location/Directions

609 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL 60091

The Museum is located in the center of Wilmette. It is approximately 2.5 miles from the Edens Expressway (I-94) to the west and 2.5 miles from Sheridan Road to the east.

From the Edens Expressway: Coming from Chicago, exit the Edens Expressway on Lake Avenue, eastbound. (From the north, the exit is labeled “Skokie Highway.”) Follow Lake Avenue approximately 2.5 miles to Ridge Road and make a right. The Museum is located at 609 Ridge Road on the west side of the street.

From Sheridan Road: Take Sheridan Road to Lake Avenue and go west approximately 2.5 miles to Ridge Road. Turn left at Ridge Road. The Museum is located on the west side of the street.

Accessibility

The public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible. A transporter wheelchair is available at the Museum upon request. Visitors requiring other accommodations should contact us to inquire about arrangements.

Parking

Parking is available on Ridge Road in front of the Museum or in a free lot behind the Museum (enter via the alley from either Washington or Birchwood Avenues.)

Public Transportation

Wilmette is accessible by public transportation, including CTA’s Purple Line, Metra North Line and Pace.