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At Home in the Heartland

Listen to the stories of real people who lived in Illinois. Immerse yourself in the dramatic changes in household life over the past 300 years.

Exhibits include French Illinois, Pioneer Life, Post-Civil War Life, Industial Age, Century of Progress, and Modern Life. Interactives let the visitor make choices that people of these eras had to make.


502 S. Spring St.,
Springfield, IL 62706

(217) 782-7386

Admission: FREE

Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sun: Noon - 4:30 p.m.

MacLean Play Museum for Children
Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sun: Noon - 3:30 p.m.

Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas