Visitor Information

Group Visits


Directions and Parking

The Illinois State Museum is located in Springfield at the corner of Spring and Edwards Streets, in the Capitol Complex, just south of the Illinois State Capitol.  See map below.  Metered parking (free on weekends) can be found along the Edwards Street in front of the museum.  Free parking, including bus parking, is available State Capitol Complex Visitors Center Lot one block west of the Museum.  & Free parking on weekends and any day after 5:00 pm (for evening events) is available in nearby State employee parking lots.  Designated handicapped parking is found at the front of lot. All lots are fully wheelchair accessible.


Google Maps
Illinois State Museum-Springfield
502 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-7386


Museum Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum Hours

Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 

Sunday: Noon - 3:30 p.m.

Information: (217)782-0979

Admission: Free

Map showing location of Illinois State Museum and nearby parking.

Location of Illinois State Museum and nearby parking.