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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 from May through October. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays, 11 - 4 p.m., except July 9 & October 1. We will be open to the public free of charge on Saturday, Dec. 3, for our Holiday Open House. The museum will remain open weekdays in December, excluding holidays, for our annual Christmas display.

Museum Admission 

MCHS Members: Free

Adults: $5.00

Students: $3.00

Seniors: $3.00

Time Travelers participants: 50% off of admission

Research Library

Open weekdays by appointment only. Call 815-923-2267 to schedule an appointment (at least 24 hours in advance) or for more information.

Society Office

The Historical Society office is by appointment only; please call 815-923-2267 to schedule an appointment.

Holiday Hours

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

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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