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Address: 1121 Waukegan Rd, Glenview, IL 60025
Phone Number: 847-724-2235
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Not to be missed if you are a history buff.

The Glenview History Center has limited space and hours when they are open, but they do a very good job of displaying and promoting the history of Glenview. Staff are very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Glenview, Illinois

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Glenview, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The Glenview History Center has limited space and hours when they are open, but they do a very good job of displaying and promoting the history of Glenview. Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The center is also an active participant in the activities of Glenview and offer special programs for the community.

Thank pvrlover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The yellow farmhouse was built in 1864 and was occupied until 1965, when it was sold to the local historical society. The farm originally covered 120 acres, including what is now most of downtown Glenview. The family also owned and operated a grist mill about 100 yards from the house -- where Heinen's stands now. The rooms are completely furnished... More 

Thank illinois travelere
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good cheap parking and easy to find. The staff were very helpful and the living history parts where you get to talk to the actors were brilliant. Good café there and outside seating next to the river.

Thank keithLamp
Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you live in Glenview and want to know more about the early days, a visit to the history center is a fun thing to do, especially with your kids. Staged as a turn of the century home, the lifestyle is truly on display, including toys, clothing and household items and books. Their annual Civil War reenactment is also a... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The volunteers are what make this tour, as they take you around the house and tell stories; set the scene. Interesting and worth a visit.

Thank mhershey

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