Welcome to Dickson Mounds

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds is once again open to visitors. There are some changes we want you to be aware of before your visit.

To promote the safety of our visitors, and in compliance with State guidelines, all visitors (over age two who can medically tolerate a mask) are required to wear a face covering at all times. All visitors will have their temperature taken (contactless) and answer a few health questions before entry.

The Museum is operating at 25% of normal occupancy and is asking visitors to stay no more than 2 hours. Regular and rigorous cleaning protocols have been put in place. The Museum Discovery Center and audio-visual programs remain temporarily closed.

At this time, we are not accepting reservations for groups of more than ten visitors. All in-person special events and programs inside the Museum have been canceled.  A few special events are planned for the museum grounds. You can connect with our ISM family by following us on Facebook. You may also visit our ISM Newsroom for updates regarding museum activities.

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.

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

Hours: Tue-Sat: 10-4:00 
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
 
Events
Aug 14 2020 - 10:00pm to Aug 15 2020 - 2:00am
Aug 15 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Exhibitions
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