Welcome to Dickson Mounds

PUBLIC NOTICE

In response to Illinois’ Tier 3 resurgence mitigations, the Illinois State Museum System will temporarily close our flagship facility and Research and Collections Center in Springfield, the Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, and the Lockport Gallery effective Friday, November 20, 2020. All locations will remain closed until further notice.

This decision is the best course of action to ensure the safety of our patrons and dedicated staff. We will continue to offer virtual opportunities so you can experience all the Museum has to offer from the safety of your home.

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
Dec 3 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Dec 19 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Exhibitions
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