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Discover our dynamic new permanent exhibit to place yourself in the Lake Forest or Lake Bluff of the past. Explore our rotating exhibit gallery to discover new angles to the community’s history. Browse our Research Room to learn more about the history of your house or your family.

Museum Hours

Exhibits: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Research Room: By appointment - please call 847.234.5253 or email.

Admission to the museum is free. 

How to Find Us

Our museum is located at 509 E. Deerpath, a few blocks east of downtown Lake Forest. Coming from the west, turn right off Deerpath onto Washington Road. Take the first drive on the right to get to our parking lot. Additional street parking is available on Washington Road. 

The exhibits, staff offices and and Hunter Family Education Hall are in the building north of the driveway. Our Research Center is 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

Call 847.234.5253.

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? check out these other history museums as well:

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