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Tanner House Museum

305 Cedar St, Aurora, IL 60506-3901
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Local bit of history

A hidden gem. The curators are doing a wonderful job restoring the rooms and adding authentic... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Historical gem

My family visited the Tanner House for their July 4th celebration. The house is beautifully... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Aurora, Illinois
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24 Aug 2016
“Local bit of history”
11 Aug 2016
“Historical gem”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
305 Cedar St, Aurora, IL 60506-3901
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

A hidden gem. The curators are doing a wonderful job restoring the rooms and adding authentic furniture and decor to the house. The docents are very knowledgeable and bring the house to life. It's a snapshot into life of the upper middle class in early...More

Thank sharonv418
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My family visited the Tanner House for their July 4th celebration. The house is beautifully maintained and provides a glimpse into life in the late 1800s. The staff is very knowledgable. My kids were less intrigued and most of the display is "Please Do Not...More

Thank Just_me_wandering
Reviewed 1 July 2016

One of the fascinating aspects of visiting historical sites while traveling around the country is strolling through antebellum and Victorian mansions from Galena to Natchez to Charleston to Hannibal to Richmond. Closer to home, you will find historic homes in Illinois--in Cairo, Alton, Elizabethtown, Quincy,...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing visit. I have lived in Aurora 20 years and kept putting off visiting this piece of history. Glad we finally made it! The docent was very knowledgeable and gave a great account of the history of the Tanner family. Lot of original...More

1  Thank Gatita804
Reviewed 21 April 2015

A place of specific local history with a “niche” of interest to the development of the surrounding Fox River Valley area of Illinois. The tracing of local business and the railroad expansion west through the area is a perfect fit. Well worth the time of...More

Thank barbelwm
Reviewed 12 March 2015

This is a great place with some great people. Glad they can preserve some of Aurora's history. Every time I visit there is something new to see.

Thank nothankyou2015
Reviewed 3 February 2015

This is a fantastic piece of Aurora history and currently undergoing restoration inside one of the rooms, although even that is incredible to see! The staff are well educated on the house and are more than open to share the information on the Tanner house...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Do you want to see what it was like 100 years ago? Take a tour of this house soon. In fact, the Christmas tour will put you in the spirit. This is a treasure and should not be missed. In fact, and in truth, you...More

Thank switchboardlady
Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is an interesting house but it is not on one of the main streets. You have to look for it but it is not too far off of 31. The house itself is in the middle of a regular neighborhood. It is worth looking...More

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