Russell Military Museum

Russell Military Museum Where History Comes Alive!
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The Russell Military Museum is non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, restoring, and displaying military vehicles, equipment and History from the Civil War to the modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Unfortunately do to the ice and snow on the ground we will not be able to open this weekend. So that concludes our 2019 ...
11/08/2019

Unfortunately do to the ice and snow on the ground we will not be able to open this weekend. So that concludes our 2019 season. We will reopen on or about April 1st, 2020. Thank you for another great year and hope to see every next year!

They saw the M3A1 out front and gave up!
11/07/2019

They saw the M3A1 out front and gave up!

Due to snow and ice, the museum will be closed this weekend and possiblity for the rest of the year.
11/01/2019

Due to snow and ice, the museum will be closed this weekend and possiblity for the rest of the year.

10/29/2019

It's alive!

10/25/2019

A little smokey on the first start up, but she's running. V12 Continental from the M48 AVLB

Busy week!
10/20/2019

Busy week!

Mantis approves of the new paint.
10/03/2019

Mantis approves of the new paint.

I teased exciting additions and today is the day! The M3 Bradley!
09/13/2019

I teased exciting additions and today is the day! The M3 Bradley!

We will be open Labor Day Monday.  After labor  day, the museum will be open weekends only until the end of the season.
09/01/2019

We will be open Labor Day Monday. After labor day, the museum will be open weekends only until the end of the season.

When an immovable object meets an unstoppable force.
08/28/2019

When an immovable object meets an unstoppable force.

I mentioned a month back that we had several exciting new additions to the museum. #1 was our MRAP rollover trainer. Her...
08/27/2019

I mentioned a month back that we had several exciting new additions to the museum. #1 was our MRAP rollover trainer. Here is #2 the Orange County Chopper (OCC) built for the National Guard. Also please note the museum will be open weekends only after Labor Day.

08/20/2019

The Russell Military Museum is looking to hire a mechanical.

Ideal candidate will have
-Strong mechanical aptitude
-Ability to lift 50 lbs
-Work outside on their feet for an entire shift

To apply: In person at the museum or call (847) 395-7020 and ask for Mark.

08/18/2019

The power is out at the museum. As of now we plan on being closed today Sunday, August 18th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

08/17/2019
Anchors Aweigh, my boys,Anchors Aweigh.
08/16/2019

Anchors Aweigh, my boys,
Anchors Aweigh.

Stretching her legs.  That GAA purrs!
08/15/2019

Stretching her legs. That GAA purrs!

The new MET (MRAP Egress Trainer) has arrived and we took it for a spin!
08/14/2019

The new MET (MRAP Egress Trainer) has arrived and we took it for a spin!

Tell a friend this Saturday, August 17th. we plan to have our M4A3 Sherman tank out and driving around to honor a local ...
08/13/2019

Tell a friend this Saturday, August 17th. we plan to have our M4A3 Sherman tank out and driving around to honor a local WWII vet.

Going through old pictures, here are some from our big move 13 years ago!
08/11/2019

Going through old pictures, here are some from our big move 13 years ago!

Powerpack from the M48 AVLB removed to replace the starter.
08/10/2019

Powerpack from the M48 AVLB removed to replace the starter.

Welcome to the Museum!
08/09/2019

Welcome to the Museum!

Pressure washer for scale.
08/02/2019

Pressure washer for scale.

07/19/2019
"MET" MRAP Egress Training

We have several exciting new additions to the museum to announce in the upcoming months. Today I can tell you about our new MRAP rollover trainer, expected to be on display this fall.

Our MRAP trainer @ Bristol Progress Days.
07/14/2019

Our MRAP trainer @ Bristol Progress Days.

Newest addition to the museum, but what is it?
07/07/2019

Newest addition to the museum, but what is it?

Lots to look at in this cabinet! Come explore the museum, we are open 7 days a week 10am-5pm!
06/11/2019

Lots to look at in this cabinet! Come explore the museum, we are open 7 days a week 10am-5pm!

Who needs jumper cables when you have an underfold AK. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
05/29/2019

Who needs jumper cables when you have an underfold AK. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

With Memorial Day right around the corner, we remind you to never forget!
05/22/2019

With Memorial Day right around the corner, we remind you to never forget!

Cummins 903 engine from an early Bradley AFV.
05/21/2019

Cummins 903 engine from an early Bradley AFV.

https://fox6now.com/2018/05/28/where-history-comes-alive-the-russell-military-museum-educates-public-on-us-war-history/
05/17/2019
β€˜Where history comes alive:’ The Russell Military Museum educates public on US war history

https://fox6now.com/2018/05/28/where-history-comes-alive-the-russell-military-museum-educates-public-on-us-war-history/

ZION, Ill. -- From jets and helicopters to jeeps and tanks. The Russell Military Museum is a place that will catch your eye right off I-94. On Memorial Day, Carl is exploring the hundreds of exhibits and historic items. About Russell Military Museum (website) The Russell Military Museum is dedicated...

Recovering a UH-1 with the assistance of Antioch Automotive and Sonday Services.
05/15/2019

Recovering a UH-1 with the assistance of Antioch Automotive and Sonday Services.

Oshkosh Alpha and a trainer BAE Caiman MRAP.  Great weather this weekend, stop by and the museum's massive collection!
05/04/2019

Oshkosh Alpha and a trainer BAE Caiman MRAP. Great weather this weekend, stop by and the museum's massive collection!

Is this an acceptable place to park?
05/01/2019

Is this an acceptable place to park?

The mighty A10 photographed at night using a light painting technique by Larry Darling
04/30/2019

The mighty A10 photographed at night using a light painting technique by Larry Darling

Smoke 'em if got 'em
04/25/2019

Smoke 'em if got 'em

M50a1 Ontos with 2 of its 6 "recoiless rifles"
04/23/2019

M50a1 Ontos with 2 of its 6 "recoiless rifles"

Eat too much at Easter? Feeling guilty? Come walk off that meal at the museum. We are open 10am-5pm today and every day,...
04/22/2019

Eat too much at Easter? Feeling guilty? Come walk off that meal at the museum. We are open 10am-5pm today and every day, weather permitting.

We are open today 4/20 until 5pm. The museum will be closed tomorrow for Easter and reopen Monday 4/22!
04/20/2019

We are open today 4/20 until 5pm.
The museum will be closed tomorrow for Easter and reopen Monday 4/22!

Sending out a signal. The museum will be open today and tomorrow 4/19 - 4/20, but we will be closed on Sunday 4/21. Happ...
04/19/2019

Sending out a signal. The museum will be open today and tomorrow 4/19 - 4/20, but we will be closed on Sunday 4/21. Happy Easter and Passover to everyone!

Newly acquired CCKW and a sneak peak in our new building.
04/17/2019

Newly acquired CCKW and a sneak peak in our new building.

Address

43363 N US Highway 41
Zion, IL
60099

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General information

Admission if $10 for adults and $5.00 for children. Kid under 3 are free.

Opening Hours

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(847) 395-7020

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