McLean County Museum of History and the Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors' Center

The McLean County Museum of History, located in historic Downtown Bloomington, traces its roots to 1892. It is a nationally accredited, award-winning museum with 5 permanent and 2 rotating galleries all housed in an American Renaissance style 1903 courthouse. The site is dedicated to telling the rich story of McLean County through interactive exhibits and educational programs which serve people of all ages. The Museum preserves 19,000 objects, makes available more than 11,500 rare and hard-to-find reference books, and manages 1,700 feet of historical papers and images in its archives. The site also houses the new Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center which offers a unique exhibit, gift shop, and restrooms. The Visitors Center operates during Museum hours and is free to the public.

Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sun. Closed
Museum Admission: $5 adults, $4 senior, FREE for children and students with I.D.

Street parking around the museum is free but limited to 90 minutes. If traveling by car, we suggest parking in the Lincoln Parking Deck located at Front and Main streets, one block south of the Museum. Parking is $1 per hour during the day M-F, and free after 6pm and on weekends.

Large groups are welcome and should use our main entrance on Washington Street. Groups arriving in buses should unload and load in the bus loading zone, then park at the YMCA overflow lot south of downtown. Please contact Jeff Woodard at jwoodard@mchistory.org to arrange special accommodations.

Free Admission