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Open during construction!

Throughout the spring and summer of 2024, IDOT will be performing major construction on Route 31 (South La Fox Street) in South Elgin. Because of the construction, we will only be accessible from the south on Route 31. See the map to the right for how best to access us.

The portion of Route 31 just north of our museum up to Plum Street will be closed entirely, while the rest of Route 31 between McLean Boulevard and Spring Street will be open to local traffic only.

Parking at Blackhawk

In addition to parking at our museum, visitors may park at the Jon Duerr Forest Preserve (Blackhawk Station). The first train of the day will usually arrive between 11:15am and 11:30am, and the last will usually arrive between 4:00pm and 4:30pm. Visitors are welcome to park at Blackhawk and board a train there, then purchase their tickets at the main museum location (Castlemuir Station).

NOTE: Parking at Blackhawk will NOT be available during Rails to Victory. All visitors at Rails to Victory must park at the main museum location.

From the north

From the north, you must take a detour to bypass the work zone: take Spring Street west to McLean Boulevard, then take McLean Boulevard south to Route 31. Finally, take Route 31 (still open to local traffic) east towards our museum. You can either park at the Jon Duerr Forest Preserve (Blackhawk) or continue along Route 31 to the main museum location.

From the south

From the south, our museum can still be accessed as normal via Route 31, since it will still be open to local traffic up to our museum entrance. Parking will be available at both the Jon Duerr Forest Preserve and the main museum location.

Contact Us

General Information (847) 697-4676

Event and Ticket questions (847) 380-6121


365 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL 60177           

P.O. Box 315

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