Illinois State Military Museum | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. Springfield, Illinois 62702-2399

Tuesday - Saturday: 1 pm - 4:30 pm


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Preserving the heritage of the Illinois National Guard, the museum is committed to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the military artifacts associated with the citizen-soldier of Illinois. The exhibit includes rare items such as a target board shot at by President Lincoln, as well as vehicles, weapons, uniforms, equipment and photographs.

The Citizen-Soldier exhibit features the military experiences of famous Illinois soldiers such as Carl Sandburg, Robert McCormick, John A. Logan and Abraham Lincoln.