Silvercreek Museum

2954 S. Walnut Road
Freeport, Illinois
815-235-2198 or 815-235-7329

Website: www.thefreeportshow.com

Open: May thru October on selected holidays and weekends: 11 am to 4 pm; or by appointment

Admission: Adults: $4; Children Under 12: Free.


This museum, operated by the Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, which also operates the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad, offers over 20 rooms of early Americana. Exhibits include 500 pieces of crockery, toys, a recreated schoolroom and kitchen, art exhibits, quilts, old-fashioned tools and agricultural equipment, and many other historical exhibits. Also on the grounds is a display of antique machinery and an exhibit of Henney Motor Company vehicles which were manufactured in Freeport. Plus visitors can view the operating Cooper-Corliss engine, a giant 130 ton steam engine with a 25 foot flywheel which originally operated a rolling mill in a zinc plant. Special exhibits, events and a lunch stand are featured throughout the year.

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