The museum is now open to the public, pre-registration is required.

Planning Your Visit

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Our Address

6422 Main St.,
P.O. Box 434, Union, IL 60180
Phone: (815) 923-2267

 

Museum Hours

Our museum is open May through December. The hours vary, please click here for a current list of hours. Advance online registration is required.

Museum Admission 

MCHS Members: Free

Adults: $5.00

Students: $3.00

Seniors: $3.00

Research Library

The library hours are 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday year round. An Appointment is required at least 24 hours in advance. Call 815-923-2267 for more information, and to schedule an appointment.

Society Office

The Historical Society office is by appointment only, please call 815-923-2267.

Holiday Hours

The Museum and Offices are closed New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and "Black Friday," Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Connected by Public Transportation

Make your reservation by calling 800-451-4599. Exact fares will be given to riders at that time. Sample fares:
From the Prairie Lodge at Sun City in Huntley to the McHenry County Historical Museum

  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Fare for general public riders: $4.75 each way. Fare for seniors (60+) and individuals with disabilities: $3.25 each way

From the Woodstock Metra Station to the McHenry County Historical Museum

  • Distance: 11 miles
  • Fare for general public riders: $4.50 each way. Fare for seniors (60+) and individuals with disabilities: ~$3.00 each way

 From the Crystal Lake Metra Station to the McHenry County Historical Museum

  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Fare for general public riders: $5.50 each way. Fare for seniors (60+) and individuals with disabilities: $4.00 each way

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