Silver Creek Museum

2954 S. Walnut Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
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Museum Building

The Silver Creek Museum of Freeport, Illinois is a not-for-profit educational organization, preserving Freeport's and America's historical heritage. Come visit our wonderful 28 room Museum filled with memories from yesteryear. For additional information or to schedule a tour, please call 815-235-2198.

Visit the Museum

We are open the same dates and times as the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad. See our schedule and plan your visit.

While you are here, plan to stay for lunch. Food, including homemade pie, is served in the museum kitchen on the first floor while the museum is open. Proceeds go to support the museum.
Note: Lunch is not served in the museum during the Threshing Show.

Photos of Museum Displays

See some museum photos for a small sample of what you'll see on your visit.
See video of model railroad display at the museum.

See the Cooper Corliss Engine

The Cooper Corliss Engine, a 130-ton stationary steam engine is on display in its own building just west of the main museum building. Be sure to see it when you visit the museum.

History of the Museum

Click this link to read the history of the museum.