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Dickson Mounds State Museum

10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road
Lewistown, IL

Phone: 309-547-3721
TTY: 217 785 0211

Statement of Purpose:

On-site archaeological museum: discovers, preserves and interprets the American Indian cultures of Illinois.

Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of the American Indian in an awe inspiring journey through 12,000 years of human experience in the Illinois River Valley.

Visitors to the museum, in west-central Illinois, encounter innovative interpretive exhibits; exciting hands-on activities; archaeological sites; and a variety of special events in a rural setting.




Interpretive interactive exhibits. Multi-image programs. Year-round public events.



The museum is open year-round, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).


There is no admission charge.


Key Personnel:

Judith A. Franke, Director
Kelvin Sampson 


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