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House Museums

The Peoria Historical Society invites visitors to discover the lifestyles of yesteryear with a tour of these two historic homes.


John C. Flanagan House Museum

 

 History of the John C. Flanagan House Museum

942 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603 

Map to Flanagan House  

The John C. Flanagan House Museum was built in 1837 on Peoria's east bluff by Judge John C. Flanagan and is the oldest standing house in Peoria. This American Federalist style house offers a spectacular view of the Illinois River Valley. Collections of antique glass, china, furniture, toys, quilts and vintage clothing are displayed. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned by the Peoria Historical Society. It is also the headquarters of the (DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution, Peoria Chapter 

Pictures of Flanagan House through the Years

Open House - Sunday, September 3, 2017 1 pm - 4 pm

Celebrating Beautiful Brides

Come see historic wedding gowns from the late 19th century to the 1970s!

or call to visit by appointment  

 Flanagan House Museum tours are lead by Society volunteers
during special events, by prescheduled appointments or by chance 

 

Call the Society office Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
at 309-674-1921 to schedule a tour
or
if you've discovered us on the weekend 
call 309-472-0498   

Have an event?  Consider renting the big, beautiful back yard of Flanagan House with a wonderful view of the Illinois River Valley.  Call for price and availability.

 


 


Pettengill-Morron House Museum

 

History of Pettengill-Morron House Museum


1212 W. Moss Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61606

Map to Pettengill-Morron House Museum 

 Built in 1868 in the Second Empire architectural style, the house has 11 rooms and contains a unique collection of objects from several Peoria families. In 1900 a colonial revival porch and porte-cochere were added, giving the home a grand Victorian appearance. Jean Morron acquired the property in 1953 and owned the house until her death in 1966.

 Tours

Pettengill-Morron House Museum tours are lead by Society volunteers
during special events, by prescheduled appointments or by chance. 

 

Open Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm

and Thursdays from 10 am to 2 pm

or by appointment

 

It's back to school time at PM house.  See what Miss Morron's dorm room looked like at Smith College and we have Peoria High year books too. 

Plan to visit the gift shop.  

There is no entrace fee just to shop. 

 

Tickets are $10 for one historic home or $15 for both homes.

Children 6 -12 are $3, Students 13-18 $5 with an ID.

Call the Society office Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

at 309-674-1921 to schedule a tour for individual or group tours 

 

Butler's Pantry Vintage Gift Shop 

Browse wonderful vintage and antique items including china, silver, jewelry and artwork on the porch and in the gift shop. (Visit the gift shop anytime the house is open, even without a tour)

 

Have an event? Consider renting the big, beautfiful, private back yard of the Pettengill-Morron House Musesum. For a smaller event the porch is perfect! Call for price and availability.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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