Welcome to Dickson Mounds

PUBLIC NOTICE: The well-being of our staff, volunteers, guests and their families is our highest priority. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Illinois State Museum system has temporarily closed all locations - Springfield, Lewistown, and Lockport - effective Saturday, March 14, 2020. All special events and programming are also canceled. Please continue to visit our website for future updates..

The Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Register 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.

Visitor Information
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
(309) 547-3721

Daily: 9:00-4:30 
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Jul 18 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
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