At Home in the Heartland

Listen to the stories of real people who lived in Illinois. Immerse yourself in the dramatic changes in household life over the past 300 years.

Exhibits include French Illinois, Pioneer Life, Post-Civil War Life, Industial Age, Century of Progress, and Modern Life. Interactives let the visitor make choices that people of these eras had to make.


Visitor Information

502 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 
(217) 782-7386
Admission: FREE

Open: Mo-Sa 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Su Noon - 4:30 p.m.
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas

Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum

Open: Mo-Sa 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Su Noon - 3:30 p.m.