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Livingston County War Museum

Open Now: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Definitely visit

This place had so much history. The staff, who volunteer, was so knowledgeable. I highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
amyjo777
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Wonderful learning experience

Took my young boys here. This was a great way for them to learn about what our veterans have done... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
hbohano
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We are a hands-on, living history museum featuring displays, artifacts and uniforms of local soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Our staff is made up of military veterans who are present to...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929
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+1 815-842-0301
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This place had so much history. The staff, who volunteer, was so knowledgeable. I highly recommend this free museum to everyone. The trolley stop is right out front, and free parking across the street.

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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for your positive review! We hope you will visit us again. David Estes Education Director Livingston County War Museum Pontiac IL

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Took my young boys here. This was a great way for them to learn about what our veterans have done to protect our country. Thanks to the great people who run this museum.

Thank hbohano
PontiacWarMuseum, Owner at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your positive of our museum. We hope that you will visit again!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had a very moving time here. The guides were very good and told a lot of stories, which really helped to personalize the experience.

1  Thank aby61
PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thanks! We hope you will visit us again. Your comments are very appreciated!

Reviewed 26 March 2017

Traveling from Chicago to Springfield, IL, we stopped in Pontiac. Museum has interesting collection of old military uniforms and memorabilia. Would not likely travel to see this museum specifically, but since we were just downstairs at the Route 66 Museum, it was a nice little...More

2  Thank Helen K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum really makes you think about the sacrifice our soldiers and their families make and made for our county. It is a very humbling experience. There is stuff jam packed in this museum. You could never see it all.

1  Thank mer1264
PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thanks for your positive comments which are very much appreciated.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

A special tribute to honor all of our country's war veterans. Nicely done and the staff are very knowledgeable; lots of uniforms and memorabilia. Well done.

1  Thank alecsgrandma
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Attached to the Route 66 museum, this place will surprise you at the amount of military uniforms they have on hand. There are other artifacts as well. Worth taking a look, if for no other reason than to remember why you have the right to...More

1  Thank Eric W
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Some of the manikins in uniform look very real! Well worth the price of the donation. the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Allen_M_54
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We truly enjoyed the personalized approach taken by this museum. Stocked with uniforms, medals and memorabilia donated by local county and area residents allows the museum and its extremely knowledgeable volunteers to tell the stories of these individuals in a way few museums can. It...More

1  Thank glena878
PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thanks for your great comments about our museum! Hope you will visit again!

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Could have spent much longer than I did (others in the party not as interested in the military). If you read all the info available you could probably spend the day.

1  Thank mcriss50
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