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Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

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A surprising collection of in-depth history and professional displays

Few small-towns offer what GHCM offers in the way of a town museum. The center is doing a fabulous... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Grayslake, Illinois
Awesome small town museum

This Museum has fantastic displays similar to The bigger museums in large towns. They change the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Carroll F
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18 Jun 2018
“A surprising collection of in-depth history and professional displays”
2 Oct 2017
“Awesome small town museum”
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164 Hawley St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1515
+1 847-543-1745
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Few small-towns offer what GHCM offers in the way of a town museum. The center is doing a fabulous job maintaining the culture and history of Grayslake and making it available to the community through records, displays, and artifacts.

Thank Kirkorelup
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This Museum has fantastic displays similar to The bigger museums in large towns. They change the displays frequently and are always interesting.

Thank Carroll F
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Such a warm building for historic information about Grayslake--complete with wonderful docents On a recent visit during the art festival there were many intriguing activities for young children.

Thank karenmcclu
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Heritage Center & Museum offers fascinating special displays and a permanent exhibition that chronicles the history of Grayslake. The exhibits are professionally done and capture the spirit of Grayslake. The special displays range from baseball to Lincoln and Grayslake goes to War. Dave, the...More

Thank onegolf
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This museum is interesting and educational, without the travel time to the city. Small enough to keep the interest of younger children and great for teens to relate to other times in history.

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I went there in February 2013 and I liked the train exhibit and that they have there and it was a good place to visit.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 15 July 2015

This is perhaps the best local museum you will ever visit. Even if you are not from Grayslake, it offers a wide selection of material, including traveling exhibits like the Lincoln exhibit. And if you are from the area, it is a treasure trove of...More

Thank MikeandLinda H
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I was so impressed with the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum. The exhibits are as good or better than anything you'd find in a big city, like Chicago. They always have interesting events and programs. Really great!

1  Thank ashelizabeth06
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The Grayslake museum really stands out not only because of the great collection of local history and artifacts but also because of the great programming they provide that brings local history together with larger national and world events. These events often include actors who provide...More

1  Thank Rob_Chicago_2010
Reviewed 16 April 2015

The museum offers a detailed history of Grayslake and the curator was very knowledgeable and willing to guide us through the museum. The museum has an area for children but is mainly designed for adults. Recommend doing this without younger children so you can learn...More

Thank jag1975
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