• Overview

    The Addison Historical Museum is a three historic building complex. The museum is housed in the 1892 Balzer residence and contains displays on local Addison history, military history, antique musical instruments, decorative arts and toys. Behind the museum is the Coach House, which for many years served as the office for the Addison Township Clerk. Today, visitors can view the recreated clerk's office, a diorama of the Addison State Bank, and a farming display on the first floor of the building. On the second floor, quilts and tools depicting Addison's farming heritage are on display and an exhibit on the life of the rural homemaker of the late 19th-early 20th Century. Both the Balzer House and Coach House were moved from Lake Street to their current location in 1999. Next door to the museum is the Century House. Built in 1893 to house staff of St. Paul's Lutheran school, it has been restored to depict life in late Nineteenth Century Addison. The Addison Historical Museum is a collaborative effort of the Village of Addison and the Addison Historical Society. The museum is open for touring on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from noon - 4p.m. From June through August of each year, the museum is also open Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. as part of the Village Rock N Wheels event. Groups tours are available by advanced appointment. Free admission. The museum also operates a local history archive. Access to the archives is by advanced appointment. For more information, contact the museum at 630-628-1433 or email museum@addison-il.org.

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    • Miles From O'Hare Airport: 7
    • Miles From Midway Airport: 18
    • Miles From DuPage Airport: 12
    • Miles From Downtown Chicago: 21
    • Miles To Metra Station: 3
    • Closest Metra Line: Metra Union Pacific West Line
    • Closest Metra Station: Villa Park, Illinois
    • Miles To I-290: 6
    • Miles To I-294: 7
    • Miles To I-355: 2
    • Miles To I-55: 21
    • Miles To I-88: 13
    • Miles To I-90: 12
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    • Open Year Round:
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    • Hours of Operation: Wednesdays and Fridays Noon to 4pm, June-August also open Thursdays, 6-8pm
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    • Description of Motorcoach/Group Tour Availability: Group tours are available by advanced appointment. Contact the museum at 630-628-1433 or email museum@Addison-il.org.
    • Minimum # of People for Group Tour: 10
    • Maximum # of People for Group Tour: 60