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Illinois State Military Museum

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Military Reunion

An outstanding place, terrific location, with just incredible people. We are a smaller military... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
Enjoyed our tour

Be sure to check the times on the website as this is only open afternoons. We live about 2 hours... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
Galesburg, Illinois
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1301 N Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702-2317
+1 217-761-3910
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

An outstanding place, terrific location, with just incredible people. We are a smaller military reunion group that held reunion in Springfield in May 2018. The Illinois State Military Museum was our location for our Memorial Service and Luncheon. Even without the Museum, the building is...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Be sure to check the times on the website as this is only open afternoons. We live about 2 hours away so we’ve done most of the main Lincoln sites several times. This overnight trip was to see the other places in Springfield and this...More

Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed July 11, 2018

I learned so much here. I like history and enjoy learning - never knew how much of a role Illinois played in history! Great trip for family (maybe not toddlers). Mostly indoor so great place to visit on a hot day. Doesn't open until later...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Great stop for the husbands and sons, ladies! Second floor of tastefully presented full motif thru the decades and war time weapons specific to each era with details and stories to captivate. Well done!

Thank steadydevotion
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Ample parking at site just behind local army reserve station. Very knowledgeable staff guided us through the museum, which was bigger than I had ever imagined. Civil War through Vietnam. No snacks available for purchase.

Thank 18Len
Reviewed August 3, 2017

The Illinois State Military Museum has an excellent collection of military history exhibits spanning the period from colonial America to the present day. They have many military items that are not found in other military museums, including an excellent firearms collection. One of their treasures...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We went during a display of military vehicles and equipment outdoors and then were pleasantly surprised by the museum itself. The old armory is a beautifully restored structure and the displays were nicely done. The volunteers there were very friendly and informative. Definitely worth an...More

Thank jeanniehoosier
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

It is evident upon entry that the museum has taken great care to provide accurate descriptions and interpretation to their collections. They have given special attention to WWI throught the building to highlight the anniversary of the U. S. entry into the war. I was...More

Thank cmbeaird
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We were on our trip to Alaska and saw an advertisement for this museum. It covered the history of the Illinois State National Guard and is on the level of the Smithsonian.

Thank XWagonmaster
Reviewed March 30, 2017

This a nicely done small military museum. It is housed in a stone armory and has helicopters and other military vehicles in the front. Camp Lincoln, the National Guard post, is adjacent. The hours are limited but worth the time if they're open! And, it's...More

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