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Gorgeous inside!

The curator is so wonderful! Lots of history! She doesn't have to look anything up! She just... read more

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pelib
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Geneseo, Illinois
Excellent small-town museum with documented and strong ties to the Underground Railroad

Rumors were passed-on for years that the place had a tunnel used by escaped slaves. Those rumors... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Arnold T
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Geneseo, United States
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Reviewed today

The curator is so wonderful! Lots of history! She doesn't have to look anything up! She just knows it! A wonderful resource for Geneseo!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We love staying at the Geneseo Campground and riding our bikes to town. This is the third time we have tried to go to the Geneseo Historical Museum and it was closed. It has been closed every time we have tried to visit. So frustrating.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank emmabowwow
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Rumors were passed-on for years that the place had a tunnel used by escaped slaves. Those rumors have now been proven true! The tunnel's location is now known! The curator is very well versed on Geneseo's Underground Railroad origins and history, as well as the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Arnold T
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Love visiting the Museum. Very family friendly and full of history within Geneseo and the state of Illinois.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 22 December 2016

It is filled with many historic Geneseo and Geneseo related items. Also has a carriage house in the back that has a lot of agriculture, etc items. The curator is a vibrant very knowledgeable person. One could spend lots of time there

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank _jmstees
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Well done with really fine collection and display. Probably one of the best small, non-government museums you will encounter.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Enjoyed the time here. We had a good time looking at all the the things they have gathered through the years.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank AlaskanBorn
Reviewed 26 July 2016

An eclectic collection of local artifacts ranging from the secret slave hiding vaults in the cellar to dental and opthalmalogical suites. Make arrangements by phone with the limited, but excellent staff for an informative tour.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Gary R
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The exhibits here are beautifully presented and maintained and displayed -- with updates on a regular basis. This location was a 'stop' on the underground railroad; there's a "hidey hole" in the basement where visitors can see where the escaped slaves hid. And there's a...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We have never gotten to visit the Geneseo Museum! We have tried lots of times and they have never been open. We like to visit Geneseo to shop and eat and whenever we walk up to the door they are closed.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Pam O
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