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Geneva History Museum

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Address: 113 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2721
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+1 630-232-4951
11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

Located in the heart of downtown on Third Street, the Geneva History Museum...

Located in the heart of downtown on Third Street, the Geneva History Museum is a non-profit museum offering a permanent Geneva history exhibition "Geneva's Story", a feature gallery for traveling exhibitions, research facilities, climate controlled storage for collection and artifacts, gift shop and a meeting room.

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Great place for history on Geneva

If you are interested in the history of Geneva and the surrounding area this is a great place to visit. They have a section of the museum dedicated to local history and also other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
Derek S
Saint Charles, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were attracted to the museum by the fun outdoor fire/warming center with benches. There was a clear and interesting display on the history of the Fox Valley area and also turn of the century builders, etc. A must see for newcomers to the area and all history buffs!

Thank Stewfamily
Saint Charles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Great tour and great docent. Very interesting photos and stories. Kept my attention throughout. Now we will be looking for signs when we visit again.

Thank Jim P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went when they were having a luncheon was catered We bought the sweatshirts Cooler day. People inside very friendly

Thank fificody
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Take the time to walk through the Geneva History section and also to see the special exhibit that is going on while you are there. The gift shop has lots of local treats from 1.00 to 60.00. The staff is very helpful as are the volunteers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stop in for local history, interesting rotating exhibits, and a great gift shop. It's right in the heart of the Geneva 3rd Street shopping district. The staff is wonderful.

Thank Stetson K
Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you are interested in the history of Geneva and the surrounding area this is a great place to visit. They have a section of the museum dedicated to local history and also other areas dedicated to rotating exhibits. I took my two boys to a lego train exhibit they had and we had a blast.

Thank Derek S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

A slice of Americana in one of the oldest, established towns in Illinois. The rotating exhibits are, at turns, educational, sobering, amusing, but always satisfying. Further, the archivists on staff have a plethora of documents related to the architectural gems in the area.

Thank SusanRyanPhoto
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I love history and I've seen more than my share of uninspiring disorganized local history museums. We had no intention of going here ... didn't think it would be worth the $2 admission. But we heard that it was National Museum Day and that admission was free so decided to drop in. This is without a doubt the best county-level... More 

Thank YojoaDon
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Ally of history to see here. The civil War jacket is way cool. The funny photo are was fun too over time. It's definitely worth it and my son loved the train. Definitely go. Worth it.

Thank Troy G
Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

i find this space to be lackluster. A place to buy expensive Geneva t-shirts and subsidize employment for those with liberal arts degrees. The history is interesting, but could be provided in a self-service kiosk.

Thank WrenSmythe

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