Schmidt-Burnham Log House

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Visit the Schmidt-Burnham Log House

Come visit the Winnetka Historical Society’s Schmidt-Burnham Log House this season and join us for old-fashioned fun.  Tour our c.1837 log house and learn from costumed docents about the families who lived there and what our community was like 180 years ago. Visit during our summer open house dates (May through August) and try your hand at churning home-made butter, writing with quills, or dipping candles. Help out with pioneer-style laundry, play old-fashioned games and more.

Children’s Book Club – Little Club in the Big Woods.  Coming this summer.

Location

1140 Willow, Winnetka, IL

Hours

The Log House is open twice a month on Sundays, seasonally from May through October.

2017 Seasonal Open Hours, 1:00PM – 4:00PM

May 7 and 21
June 4 and 18
July 9 and 23
August 6 and 20
September 10
October 8 and 15

Single Admission & Group Tour fees

Admission by donation
Free to WHS members and children 5 and under

We welcome scout groups, school groups, and adult groups also. Minimum private tour fee is $100; tours last approximately one hour. Due to the size of the house, we allow a maximum of 25 visitors in one tour. Contact us for reservations, 847-446-0001 or director@winnetkahistory.org.

Directions

From I94: Exit Willow Road east, travel approximately 1 mile. The house is located just past Hibbard Road on the south side of the street.
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Parking

Park on Euclid to the west or on Willow Road just east of the house, in front of Crow Island School. There is limited parking on the gravel drive to the west of the house.

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