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The McHenry County History Museum welcomes groups of all ages and abilities to visit us! 

For information on school tours, View and Download our School Fieldtrip Request form

For information on all other group tours, View and download our Group Tour request form

For additional questions, please contacct our Outreach Manager at 815-923-1261.

Self-Guided Historical Field Trips about Northeast McHenry County

The self-guided Historical Field Trips for Northeast McHenry County are perfect for families, groups, and individuals who want to learn more about the rich history of their county!

Historical Field Trips are available for:

  • Richmond
  • Spring Grove
  • Wonder Lake
  • Ringwood
  • McCullom Lake
  • McHenry
  • Johnsburg

Each field trip includes the addresses and historical information for each town's exciting stops. Just put the addresses in your GPS and go!  

How to get a copy of the Historical Field Trips?

Visit McHenry County Historical Field Trips

Educational Resources

If you are interested in the Activity Kits but are not local to the area, please email a request to receive the kit digitally.

Historical Field Trips of Northeast McHenry County


Maps Available HERE!


Food History at Home

Episode 5: Memories of Family, Friends and Food with Jan Bosman

Food History at Home

Episode 4: Fermentation and Canning

Food History at Home

Episode 3: Bread

Food History at Home

Episode 2: Cookies

Food History at Home 

Episode 1: Butter


Museum Highlights Episode 1: 

"The Fight for Illinois Suffrage"

Museum Highlights Episode 2: 

"Riding the Rails"

Museum Highlights Episode 3: 

"Call to Arms"

Museum Highlights Episode 4:

The West Harmony School

Museum Highlights Episode 5:

Holidays in the Pioneer Cabin