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Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum (GAR), 1878
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Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum (GAR), 1878

23 E. Downer Pl. | Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.3400

In the very heart of a thriving new community GAR, Aurora, Post 20 built a monument that would honor their fallen comrades while creating a legacy for the future. The GAR Hall was a sanctuary. It served as a gathering place for men who had fought side by side on the battlefields, it was a shrine to the Union dead, and it was a place of scholarship-Aurora’s first free library. Built in 1878, this structure was originally build 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 6-9 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 630.256.3400 or 630.256.4636.


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