Stacy's Tavern Museum in Glen Ellyn opens for tours July 7

  • Stacy's Tavern Museum, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is opening for tours on Wednesday, July 7, in Glen Ellyn.

    Stacy's Tavern Museum, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is opening for tours on Wednesday, July 7, in Glen Ellyn. Courtesy of Glen Ellyn Historical Society

 
 
Updated 7/1/2021 4:36 PM

After being closed to the public during the pandemic, Stacy's Tavern Museum in Glen Ellyn opens for docent-led tours in 2021 by appointment only beginning July 7. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Tours begin at the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. To schedule a tour, call (630) 469-1867 or email director@gehs.org.

 

Tours must be scheduled in advance and are usually 45 minutes to one hour long.

Admission is $5, $3 for students ages 6-17, and children 5 and under are free. For large group tours, call at least one week ahead to schedule.

Stacy's Tavern Museum, on the National Register of Historic Places, is an 1840s wayside inn owned by the village of Glen Ellyn and operated by the Glen Ellyn Historical Society. It stands in its original location on Geneva Road and is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.

The tavern was built by Moses Stacy and his wife Joanna in 1846. Passengers paid five to six cents per mile. Fresh relays of horses waited at taverns along the way. Tour this historic stagecoach inn and experience how pioneers traveled during the 1800s.

Visit www.gehs.org/stacy-s-tavern-museum.html or www.facebook.com/glenellynhistory/.

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