Stacy's Tavern Museum

Stacy's Tavern Museum Built by Moses Stacy in 1846, Stacy's Tavern served as a stagecoach inn for travelers between Chicag

Built in 1846 by Moses Stacy, Stacy's Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1969 the Glen Ellyn Historical Society formed to restore this historic, Glen Ellyn landmark. When the restoration was completed and open to the public on July 4, 1969, it was called one of the finest historical restorations in the state of Illinois. It is the only fully-restored stagecoach inn in

Illinois still on its original foundation. Stacy's Tavern has received commendation from the American Association for State and Local History.

Support the Glen Ellyn Historical Society with our new holiday fundraiser!Begin the festivities at 5 p.m. with a tour of...

Support the Glen Ellyn Historical Society with our new holiday fundraiser!

Begin the festivities at 5 p.m. with a tour of Stacy's Tavern Museum, decorated with greens and lit by candlelight.

Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the History Center at 6 p.m. followed by a traditional holiday dinner featuring turkey, ham, and all the fixings.

After dinner, have desserts, including a yule log of course, and finish the night with a performance at 7:30 p.m. by costumed Festive Singers who will treat you to a concert of Christmas music.

It will be an evening to remember -- and you will be supporting GEHS (a non-profit organization) at the same time!

Get your tickets here:


The museum is open for tours by appointment, weather permitting, from Tuesday thru Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and occasional Saturdays, depending on docent availability. Just call 630-469-1867 to arrange a tour or email [email protected] or [email protected]. We would love to show you the museum!

What was all the commotion at Stacy's Tavern Museum this week? I got a new roof! So did the privy and smokehouse. Stop b...

What was all the commotion at Stacy's Tavern Museum this week? I got a new roof! So did the privy and smokehouse. Stop by and check it out -- they did a great job! I am really proud of my new look. I can keep you dry and safe when you visit and continue to make Glen Ellyn proud of its only history museum.

The museum is open again! Tours are available Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 - 4, but you need to call in advance to sche...

The museum is open again! Tours are available Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 - 4, but you need to call in advance to schedule a tour. Right now, tours are by appointment only. Docent-led tours are 45 minutes to 1 hour long, and cost $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6 - 17. (Under 5 are free!) Tours are free to members of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society. Just phone 630-469-1867 to set up a time to tour, or email [email protected]. Welcome back!


Congratulations to Jean Jeske for receiving the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Community Award as the Paul Herwaldt Senior Citizen of the Year! Jean is on the Board of Directors at the Historical Society, has been an active volunteer here since 1991, and has been in charge of Public Relations since 1992. She has also facilitated public relations efforts for other community organizations, including the Glen Ellyn Woman's Club, the Lombard Garden Club, Grace Lutheran Church, the Newcomers, the Junior Woman's Club, the Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee, the Elmhurst Hospital Association, and the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Art Institute Associates. Before that, Jean handled public relations for Glen Crest Middle School. Jean and her wonderful husband Jerry have lived in Glen Ellyn since 1965. Jean, so many organizations are grateful to you for your hard work and dedication. Thanks for helping to spread the word about the groups and events in this great community! You have made a profound difference, and we thank you.


Stacy's Tavern Museum's cover photo


Stacy's Tavern Museum is closed due to the pandemic, but will re-open in Phase 5. Sorry, but some of the rooms are just too small for social distancing! We look forward to starting tours again as soon as we are able. Stay safe everyone!


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Happy New Year!


Stacy's Tavern Museum has closed for winter. It will reopen for tours starting Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:30 PM.
Please visit our website, for more information to schedule tours in the interim.

PLEASE NOTE: ​The History Center, Stacy's Corners Store and Stacy's Tavern Museum have re-opened from the March flood, but Archives and Artifacts will remain closed until 2020.  Thanks for your patience while we continue to recover.


Stacy's Tavern Museum is only open for two more days in 2019! Stop by Wednesday or Saturday from 1:30 - 4:30 PM to view the museum with its beautiful decorations by the Twig 'n' Bloom society before we're closed for the season!


It's that wonderful time of year again! Visit Stacy's Tavern tonight from 4:00 - 7:00 PM for a candlelight tour beautifully decorated for the holidays by our friends from the Twig 'n Bloom Garden Club. Admission is $5 for adults and children are free. Don't forget to stop by the History Center to view the 4th Annual Gingerbread House contest and Stacy's Corners Store to nibble on some delicious samples. Visit our website or events page on Facebook to learn more about our program tonight -- see you then!


Happy Thanksgiving!
The Museum will be closed this Wednesday and Saturday for the holidays, but we will reopen Wednesday, December 4 at 1:30 p.m. See you then!


Photo of Tavern decorated for annual Candlelight event, 2007


Stacy's Tavern Museum


The museum will be open this Saturday, July 22 for free tours from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. as part of our celebration of Early American Life Magazine. A reception for the magazine's publisher, Tess Rosch, will be held in the Glen Ellyn History Center from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Hope you can join us!


Summer holiday closures: Stacy's Tavern Museum will be closed Memorial Day weekend, Saturday thru Monday, and Labor Day weekend, also Saturday thru Monday. It will also be closed July 4th. Thanks!

Our regular hours this summer are Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. The last tour begins at 3:45 p.m. Additional hours are available by scheduling an appointment in advance. Hope you come see us this summer!


Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Hours:
Thanksgiving weekend, the museum will be closed Wednesday and reopen for tours on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 26 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tours begin at the History Center, 800 N. Main St. Hope you can join us Saturday!

Glen Ellyn Historical Society

Come enjoy Tavern Day -- a living history celebration of 1840's life -- on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 - 4:30 p.m. Fun for the whole family!

The Glen Ellyn Historical Society Tavern Day Celebration on Sunday, September 25th begins at 1:00 PM and concludes at 4:30 PM. Stacy’s entire historic corner is transformed into an interactive Pioneer Experience. The event is located at 800 N. Main Street behind Stacy's Tavern Museum and life in the 1840’s is the theme. Included in this experience are live farm animals, craft-making, strolling musicians, a blacksmith, a rope maker, candle making, story telling, the life of bees, and many more pioneer activities that families worked together to accomplish. Stacy’s Tavern Museum is open for tours as well. Admission is $8 Adults, $6 GEHS Members, $4 Children 3-17, $3 GEHS Member Children, Children under 3 are free. Tickets are available at Stacy’s Corner Store or buy at the gate on Tavern Day. Call 630-469-1867 for information.
Photo 1: Come to Tavern Day to meet this sweet baby goat from Goodrich's Farm. Maybe visitors will have a chance to feed this sweet baby. Photo 2: Marilyn Goodrich of Goodrich's Farm is all ready to introduce visitors to her farm population!


Just a reminder that Stacy's Tavern Museum is closed for Labor Day weekend. It will re-open for tours on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 1:30. Thanks!


Stacy's Tavern Museum will be open this Wednesday, June 29th, from 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. for tours, but will be closed this Saturday, July 2nd, for the Holiday Weekend. It will reopen the following Wednesday, July 6th, at 1:30 p.m. Happy Independence Day!


Just a reminder that the museum will be closed Memorial Day Weekend, including Saturday, May 28th. Be sure to come in June 1st and 4th -- the final week of the Barbara Ann Weber Leak Quilt Show. The museum will be open 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Thanks!


The museum is open for tours on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. The last tour begins at 3:45 p.m. Through June 4th, you can also see the exhibit of quilts from Barbara Ann Weber Leak. Please note that the museum is closed Memorial Day weekend, July 4th weekend and Labor Day weekend. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for youth. There is free parking behind the museum and at the History Center, 800 N. Main St. in Glen Ellyn 60137.


This is a photo of Stacy's Tavern from 1910 when it was a private residence.


Please be aware that the museum is closed for the winter, except for pre-arranged tours. The museum will re-open for tours on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Tours are available without reservation from April thru mid-December on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. The last tour begins at 3:45 p.m. If you are coming for a group tour during the winter, please park at the History Center at 800 N. Main St. Parking behind the museum is not always plowed since the museum is closed in the winter. To arrange a tour, email [email protected] or phone 630-469-1867 at least a week in advance of your desired tour date. Our volunteer docents will do their best to accommodate you! Thanks!


Stacy's Tavern Museum will not be open this week due to the holiday. Come see us next week on Wednesday or Saturday afternoons from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. The museum will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays until Dec. 12. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Did you know that the apple tree behind Stacy's Tavern is a Haralson apple tree? Haralson apples have firm texture with a complex tart flavor. They are good for fresh eating and cooking, and especially good in apple pie. The fruit will store for 4 to 5 months. The trees only produce fruit every other year...and this is the year for fruit! So come check out our tree this summer and try one of the most delicious apples you will ever enjoy!


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557 E. Geneva Road
Glen Ellyn, IL

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm


(630) 469-1867


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