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Visit Us

Explore our rotating exhibits to discover new angles to the community’s history. View collections of historic maps and photographs to place yourself in the Lake Forest or Lake Bluff of the past. Browse our Resource Center to learn more about the history of your house or your family.

Museum Hours

Walk-in hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open by appointment: Fridays - please call for appointment.

Admission to the museum is free. 

How to Find Us

Our museum building is located at 509 E. Deerpath, a few blocks east of downtown Lake Forest. Our driveway is off of Washington Road and our offices are located in the one-story building south of the driveway.

See the map at right or call 847.234.5253 for driving directions; see the Metra website for the train schedule.

Group Visits

Our museum campus is currently under construction and we are unable to host groups at this time. Please check back for updates.

Visiting Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

For more information about local restaurants, shopping districts, events and area attractions, visit these websites:


Visiting the North Shore? Try these other history museums:

Click here for a Google map showing the location of North Shore history museums: