Stacy's Tavern Museum welcomes first tour group of the 175th year

  • Local historian Dan Anderson leads a tour of Stacy's Tavern Museum, including the Ladies Parlor. Back in the 1840s, men were not allowed in the Ladies Parlor.

    Local historian Dan Anderson leads a tour of Stacy's Tavern Museum, including the Ladies Parlor. Back in the 1840s, men were not allowed in the Ladies Parlor. Courtesy of Jean Jeske

  • Step back into the 1840s with a tour of Stacy's Tavern Museum. The wayside inn stands on its original location in the "Five Corners" neighborhood of north Glen Ellyn.

    Step back into the 1840s with a tour of Stacy's Tavern Museum. The wayside inn stands on its original location in the "Five Corners" neighborhood of north Glen Ellyn. Courtesy of Jean Jeske

 
 
Updated 7/12/2021 11:46 AM

On Friday, July 9, Stacy's Tavern Museum in Glen Ellyn welcomed the first group touring the museum during their 175th year.

They were greeted by tour guide, historian and author Dan Anderson, who led them through all the rooms of the building and described pioneer lives and times.

 

The furnishings inside the museum are authentic for the time period of 1846 when the tavern was built.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for docent-led tours by appointment only. Admission is $5, $3 for ages 6 to 17, or free children, age 5 or younger.

To make an appointment for a tour, call (630) 469-1867 or email director@gehs.org. For large group tours, please call at least one week ahead to schedule.

The tours begin at the Glen Ellyn History Center at 800 N. Main St. Glen Ellyn and last 45 minutes to one hour.

Stacy's Tavern Museum, which stands on its original site, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

It 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. Stagecoach passengers traveling between Chicago and Galena 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.

The museum is located at 557 Geneva Road in Glen Ellyn, just west of Main Street, in the "Stacy's Corners" or "Five Corners" neighborhood of north Glen Ellyn. There is free parking behind the museum and at the History Center, 800 N. Main St.

For information, visit www.gehs.org or www.facebook.com/glenellynhistory/.

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