Visit us at our Museum and Headquarters for exhibits, great research resources, and exciting programs.


411 Linden St., Winnetka, IL


Closed November 21-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday

The Museum is open to walk-in visitors every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, as well as every other Sunday as listed below.

Staff are typically available by appointment Monday-Friday during business hours.

To ensure prompt and attentive service, we encourage visits by appointment for research requests.

2018 Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM:

  • June 3 and 17
  • July 8 and 22
  • August (by appointment only)
  • September 9 and 23
  • October 7 
  • November 4 and 18
  • December 9


Street parking is available on the north side of Ash Street or the west side of Linden Street. Please obey posted parking signs.


Admission to the Museum is free.

Building History

In June 2001, the Winnetka Historical Society purchased a circa 1877 Civil War era residence located at 411 Linden, just a short distance from the Village’s center.  It is one of the few remaining examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the Village.  It has been designated as a local landmark by the Village Council.

The first floor of our headquarters contains exhibit space, a meeting area, our research room and library.  The second floor contains staff offices, curatorial and volunteer work space, and collections storage.