1475 South Peace Road
Sycamore, IL 60178
Phone: (815) 895-4979
Fax: (815) 895-5069
Arts & Museums
The Midwest Museum of Natural History was formerly the building of Universalist Church. Today this structure has undergone massive changes and now is the Midwest Museum of Natural History with variety of exhibits and other features. Check website for details.
Well known for the comfort and quality provided here, the Ellwood House brings in a sense of warmth and comfort which was a home to wealthy people for several years. The exterior of this house is beautiful and totally stands out in it's appearance. Also present on this site is a water tower 15 m high and a carriage house which features a center for tourists and a museum of collection of things by the wife of the owner.
Garfield Farm and Inn Museum is located in Campton Hills, Kane County, Illinois. This well-preserved farmstead spreads across 380 acres (153 hectares) and is a museum with programs that are educational as well as fun. It is named after architect the Timothy P. Garfield, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 23, 1978.
This museum contains all types of vintage military and training planes, as well as displays of aviation uniforms and memorabilia and an exciting array of hands-on exhibits. Expert tour guides offers tours for groups Tuesday through Sundays.
Featuring rotating exhibits of St. Charles history, including Civil War artifacts, local industry, and other fascinating facts. Also offers a gift shop.
Fox River Trolley Museum is a museum that is dedicated to the American Electric railroad. It's collection comprises rail trolleys, locomotives and items pertaining to railroad industry. The museum also conducts rides that takes you through scenic and lovely routes.For fares, event updates and other details, please check website.
Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley is delighted to announce that the Fabyan Japanese Garden, an original feature of George & Nelle Fabyans' private estate, will open its doors to the public extra-early on Sunday, May 2nd. This Eden of tranquility will be open Sundays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. From June to October, guests are also welcomed to tour the Century-old site on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Savor a moment or two of harmony with nature in the exquisite, Zen-like Garden while learning how to add a touch of magnificence to your own backyard. Guided tours share the Fabyans' fascinating story and explore the splendor of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. Discover the Fabyans' private collection of Asian artifacts, natural history specimens, original furniture, and plenty of surprises.
A 1,200 seat theater and 11,300 square foot exhibition hall.
The Batavia Depot Museum, as the name suggests, preserves the history and heritage of the former Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Depot. Built in 1854, this depot’s preservation is a joint effort between the Batavia Historical Society and the Batavia Parks District, and its operation depends on volunteers from the local community. A visit to this museum will surely enlighten one on the importance of railroads, with a focus on Batavia.
The original 1856 Elgin Academy.
The region of Elgin in Illinois is home to the historic Fire Barn 5 which was the fifth official fire barn in Elgin. It initially housed horses along with a fire fighting carriage. It successfully functioned as a fire station till 1991. It is also touted to be one of the finer examples of the Classic Revival style of architecture. At present, it operates as a museum depicting fire fighting history. Shut down on almost all major holidays, the museum can be visited on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00p. The charges for touring are minimal with USD2 for adults and USD1 for children. Also, toddlers below five years of age can visit for free.
Situated on 55 scenic acres, this living history museum is complete with a lake, ponds, a meandering stream, an arboretum with over 200 varieties of trees, and historic agricultural gardens. The village contains five large museum collections and visitors can enjoy period craft demonstrations, train and hay rides, and a gift shop while at this village.