Hours and Location

Hours and Location

Museum at Twilight


360 Park Street, Elgin, Illinois, 60120
From east or west, take I-90 to Elgin and exit at Route 25. Head south for about a mile, then turn right on Park St. Please be aware that the museum shares a parking lot with Elgin Academy, a private school on site. During the school year the parking lot can be an active place with many parents picking up students starting around the 2pm hour. There is designated parking on the far west side of the lot specifically for museum visitors. Please plan your visit accordingly.

New safety and social distancing protocols

The Museum will continue to uphold the many precautions put in place so visitors, staff, and volunteers can enjoy a safe experience.

  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while inside the Museum. (If you do not have a face covering, we will have some available for purchase for a small fee.)
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Museum.
  • The gift shop / admission area has been updated with a plastic shield to conduct transactions.
  • Museum staff and volunteers have been trained in new strict sanitizing procedures.
  • Social distancing will be required, and the docents will be there to help guide the flow of people in the Museum.

Hours of Operation

Normal operating hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00am – 4:00pm
The Museum is open year-round. For information or to make a research appointment call the museum at 847-742-4248 or email the museum.


Adult admission is $3.00, students $1.00, no charge for Elgin History Museum members or kids 5 and under.


The museum is wheelchair accessible with an elevator and wheelchair accessible door on the north side of the building. The north side entrance enables a visitor in a wheelchair to access the museum on the first floor. Ringing the doorbell will alert staff/volunteers that assistance is required.