Planning Your Visit

Group Visits

Exhibitions

Events

Visitor Information

The Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of the American Indian in an awe inspiring journey through 12,000 years of human experience in the Illinois River Valley.

Visitors to the museum, in west-central Illinois, encounter innovative interpretive exhibits; exciting hands-on activities; archaeological sites; and a variety of special events in a rural setting.

The History of Dickson Mounds Museum: 1927-1972

Visitor Amenities

  • All restrooms are accessible and include changing tables.
  • A coat room and wheelchairs are available for visitor use.

Guidelines

  • No food, beverages, gum or candy are allowed in the museum.
  • Backpacks are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Photographs may be taken in all areas except the Art Gallery (depending on the exhibition).
  • The Museum does not have food or eating facilities.

Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
Lewistown, IL 61542
(309) 547-3721

Museum Hours
Daily: 8:30-5
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Admission
Free