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Downers Grove Park District Museum

831 Maple Ave, Wandschneider Park, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4904
+1 630-963-1309
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Lazy Afternoon

This is a nice stop for a rainy day for kids second grade all the way up.It should be a must for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
boemiana
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Chicago, Illinois
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Small local museum

This is a small museum located in a house and garage/barn. If you spent only a minute or two in... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
PMath5516
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Chicago, Illinois
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The Museum is located on the grounds of Wandschneider Park in the historic Blodgett House. The Victorian structure was built in 1892 as the 11-room home of the Charles Blodgett family, descendants of one of the Village's first settlers. Ongoing exhibits include the original Downers Grove fire truck and the 1846 Blodgett House - used as an Underground Railway stop.
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3 weeks ago
“Lazy Afternoon”
8 Jun 2016
“Small local museum”
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831 Maple Ave, Wandschneider Park, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4904
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice stop for a rainy day for kids second grade all the way up.It should be a must for the locals since one can understand how the Grove settlement happened, and can be visited in connection with The Pierce Downer's House and...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum located in a house and garage/barn. If you spent only a minute or two in each room, you'd be done in less than a half hour, but you would miss out on a lot. By taking your time and reading...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The large Blodgett house was an active part in the underground railroad system to free slaves from their captors. Israel was an early settler to the town and ran a blacksmith shop and invented a self scouring plow to aide farmers in plowing. The home...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Who new there was that much history in Downers Grove in Old house. Our tour guide was so full of knowledge for such a young person. Great experience.

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