Admission for Four Adults, or Membership for One Adult or Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Elgin History Museum Eastside Elgin

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In a Nutshell

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin’s rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Memberships expire 1 year from start date. Membership option applies to new members only. Not valid with other offers. Not valid towards events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $8 for general admission for four adults ($12 value)
  • $15 for a one-year membership and perks for one adult ($30 value)
  • $22 for a one-year membership and perks for one family ($45 value)

A one-year membership includes free museum admission, subscription to the Crackerbarrel bimonthly newsletter, and a 15% discount at the museum store. An adult membership also includes two guest passes to the museum, while a family membership includes four.

Elgin History Museum

Boasting Greek Revival-style architecture, the Elgin History Museum's first floor exhibits show how Elgin developed form the 1830s to through the 1970s. The museum focuses on the town's industry, its architecture, and, most importantly, its citizens. The second floor's thematic exhibits cover the world-renowned Elgin National Watch Factory, which employed generations of residents, and the Hiawatha Pageant, performed for 50 years at Camp Big Timber.

  • Size: five permanent exhibits, plus a handful of temporary exhibits

  • The Building: called Old Main, it was built in 1856 for the Elgin Academy prep school and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places

  • Eye Catcher: Check out the display of an early Lady Elgin pocket watch owned by the Gifford Family

  • Permanent Mainstay: Elgin Road Races, which chronicles the competitions held in town beginning over 100 years ago in the early days of auto racing

  • Don't Miss: Made in Elgin exhibit that features dozens of Elgin manufacturing companies and their products from over the years

  • Hands-On Exhibit: Watch Your Pocket allows kids to build a pocket-watch prototype as if they were working on the assembly line at the watch factory

  • Pro Tip: Illinois Residents can get a free admission pass from their local library to many Northern Illinois museums

Customer Reviews

Great place! We did not know how much there was to see. Extensive and very interesting. Take the time to enjoy this wonderful collection. We loved it.
Gloria J. · January 23, 2016
Very interesting
Janet A. · October 7, 2015
I love this place, Very friendly people and helpful too.
Jerry L. · August 28, 2014

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