The mission of the Joliet Area Historical Museum is to promote awareness, understanding and preservation of the Joliet area's diverse history through an active, community based collections acquisition program, engaging exhibits, and innovative educational programming.
Your visit to the Joliet Area Historical Museum is a journey through time. Here you will experience how people lived, worked, traveled and built the foundation for today's thriving community.
Walk through a life-size replica depicting the building of the historic Illinois Michigan Canal.
Stroll down a turn-of-the-century street past store fronts showcasing fashions of yesteryear. Browse through a hardware store.
Take a virtual ride on a replica trolley.
Along the way, meet life-size models, interact with touch-screen visuals, view award-winning audio-visuals and learn how the past shaped the world you now enjoy.
The past comes alive as you travel through distinct zones depicting the stages of this area's growth.