Skip to main content
Shedd Aquarium

Lena Area Historical Museum

427 W. Grove St., Lena, IL 61048

History Museums

The Lena Historical Museum tells the history of Lena and the surrounding area with galleries focusing on various historical topics.

Highlights include a Civil War regimental flag and an extensive clothing collection. Also on the grounds are a summer kitchen, the first log schoolhouse built in Lena, an Illinois Central Railroad caboose, a general store and post office, a recreated chapel, and a barn filled with antique vehicles and farm tools.

Open: May thru September: Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm; or by appointment (Group and School Tours are encouraged to schedule tours) Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get inspired by top travel stories, gain access to exclusive promotions and contests, and discover even more reasons to #EnjoyIllinois.