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Geneva History Museum

113 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2721
+1 630-232-4951
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Little Gem of a Museum offers an eye into Geneva's history

Very pleasant little museum gives an excellent overview of local history and also offers special... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geneva, Illinois
Nice museum with history of the area.

My wife is from Geneva and she learned a lot about her hometown and the development of the Fox... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Springfield, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“builders” (2 reviews)
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113 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2721
+1 630-232-4951
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant little museum gives an excellent overview of local history and also offers special exhibits (which vary in quality). The real draw here is the insight into local history. This is a lovely facility, not the "dusty antique store" feel that so many local...More

Thank lindabE7748GQ
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My wife is from Geneva and she learned a lot about her hometown and the development of the Fox River area. Of special note was the featured history of the Wilson Brothers builders!

Thank Stewfamily3
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We have never seen a small-town history museum quite as advanced and interesting as this one. Not only do they have a permanent exhibit that details the history of this lovely small town, they have temporary exhibits that are unique and fun. Add to that...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This was a nice little place to visit. I learned some interesting bits of information. It's a nice way to spend some time.

Thank shellyc653
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I like that the Museum is located right on Third Street, Geneva's shopping street. The people who run the museum are really wonderful people, and know so much about Geneva. I especially like the gift shop.

Thank sharicb
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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...More

Thank Stewfamily
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
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
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...More

Thank Granni1
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
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