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Glen Ellyn Historical Society

Glen Ellyn Historical Society



In 1968, the Village of Glen Ellyn purchased an old building located on Geneva Road, just west of N. Main Street. This much-modified building originally was a wayside inn built by Moses and Joann Stacy in 1846, just 12 years after the first settlers arrived here.

At the urging of Village officials, The Glen Ellyn Historical Society was formed in 1969 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by a group of volunteers to assist the Village in restoring the building to its original condition and to

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Glen Ellyn Historical Society

800 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


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There is convenient, free parking in our lot. If the lot is full, additional parking is located behind Stacy’s Tavern Museum. If school is closed, you may also park by the elementary school, or across the street at the District 41 Administration Building. There is also parking on nearby residential streets, but watch for directional signs as not all side streets allow parking on both sides.



The standard operating hours for the History Center and Stacy’s Corners Store, our gift shop, are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are usually closed Sundays and Mondays. Around holidays, please check our hours before you come, as we close most holiday weekends. The Center for Historical Research (our Archives) is staffed with volunteers most Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. If you are coming from out of town to visit the Archives, we recommend calling before you come.

Additional hours are available by appointment if we have staff/volunteers available. But please call at least 1 to 2 weeks in advance to schedule an appointment.

Large group tours require an appointment so we are sure to have enough docents on hand.


Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students ages 6 – 17, and children 5 & under are free.

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