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Geneseo Illinois Museum

205 S State St, Geneseo, IL 61254-1454
+1 309-944-3043
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Excellent small-town museum with documented and strong ties to the Underground Railroad

Rumors were passed-on for years that the place had a tunnel used by escaped slaves. Those rumors... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Geneseo, United States
History of Geneseo

Love visiting the Museum. Very family friendly and full of history within Geneseo and the state of... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Jenny T
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
205 S State St, Geneseo, IL 61254-1454
+1 309-944-3043
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rumors were passed-on for years that the place had a tunnel used by escaped slaves. Those rumors have now been proven true! The tunnel's location is now known! The curator is very well versed on Geneseo's Underground Railroad origins and history, as well as the...More

Thank arnoldt532
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Love visiting the Museum. Very family friendly and full of history within Geneseo and the state of Illinois.

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It is filled with many historic Geneseo and Geneseo related items. Also has a carriage house in the back that has a lot of agriculture, etc items. The curator is a vibrant very knowledgeable person. One could spend lots of time there

Thank _jmstees
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Well done with really fine collection and display. Probably one of the best small, non-government museums you will encounter.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Enjoyed the time here. We had a good time looking at all the the things they have gathered through the years.

Thank AlaskanBorn
Reviewed 26 July 2016

An eclectic collection of local artifacts ranging from the secret slave hiding vaults in the cellar to dental and opthalmalogical suites. Make arrangements by phone with the limited, but excellent staff for an informative tour.

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The exhibits here are beautifully presented and maintained and displayed -- with updates on a regular basis. This location was a 'stop' on the underground railroad; there's a "hidey hole" in the basement where visitors can see where the escaped slaves hid. And there's a...More

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We have never gotten to visit the Geneseo Museum! We have tried lots of times and they have never been open. We like to visit Geneseo to shop and eat and whenever we walk up to the door they are closed.

1  Thank Pam O
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This museum is very interesting and was connected to the underground railroad. You can see where the slaves were hidden.

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is a wonderful museum in a historic town. Upon visiting, we had no idea how much history they had! It is a very unique place and I recommend it to anyone!

Thank Amanda M
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