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Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum (GAR)

Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum (GAR)

23 E. Downer Pl. | Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.3340

23 E. Downer Pl.
Aurora, IL 60505


The Grand Army of the Republic Post 20 Hall and Museum has recently been reopened after being closed for more than 20 years as it has undergone important structural and restorative work. Built in 1878, this structure was originally built as a monument to Aurora's Civil War Veterans. The building is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has more than 2,500 artifacts, photographs, scrapbooks, medals, flags and items dating from the Civil War through the Vietnam War.

This historic treasure is now open for public viewing on an initial limited basis. Self-guided public tours available Saturdays 12 noon to 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm during each First Friday event through November. Group tours (by appointment only) Wednesdays through Fridays. Tours free and open to the public. For information 630-256-INFO.

Watch a quick virtual preview and then come visit in person. See the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, Post 20: Virtual Museum and Research Center at

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