Historic House Museums

the John C. Flanagan House Museum

942 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603
Map to Flanagan House

The John C. Flanagan House Museum was built in 1837 on Peoria's east bluff by Judge John C. Flanagan and is the oldest standing house in Peoria. This American Federalist style house offers a spectacular view of the Illinois River Valley. Collections of antique glass, china, furniture, toys, quilts and vintage clothing are displayed. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned by the Peoria Historical Society. It is also the headquarters of the (DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution, Peoria Chapter.  

Flanagan House Museum tours are lead by Society volunteers during special events, by prescheduled appointments, or by chance.

"Hear History" Flanagan House will be open Sunday, September 2 from 1 - 4 pm

Demonstrations of our 1907 Edison cylinder phonograph, our wind-up 1923 Victrola and other vintage players will be at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Docent led home tour included. Tickets are $10, children 6-12 are $3, and 5 and under free. 

For tours and special event rentals contact the Peoria Historical Society Office. 

Have an event? 

Consider renting the big, beautiful backyard of Flanagan House with a wonderful view of the Illinois River Valley.  Call for price and availability.


Pettengill-Morron House Museum

1212 W. Moss Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61606
Map to Pettengill-Morron House Museum  

Pettengill-Morron House was built in 1868 for Moses Pettengill (1802-1883) in the Second Empire architectural style. A Colonial Revival porch and porte cochere were added in about 1900 giving the house a grand Victorian appearance. After the death of its last occupant Jean McLean Morron (1879-1966) the trustees of her estate gave the house and her family collection of mid-18th to mid-20th century furnishings, artwork, artifacts and textiles to the Peoria Historical Society. Operated today as a historic house museum, the collection also includes objects of former occupants including the Pettengill family. The house was listed on the U. S. National Register of Historic Places in 1976.


Thursdays 10 am to 2 pm


Celebrate150 years of the home.  Learn about the owners and their stories of Peoria's past. See unique collection pieces.  

Tickets are $15, children 6-12 $3, under 5 free

For tours and special event rentals contact the Peoria Historical Society Office.  Tours can be scheduled by appointment. 

Plan to visit the Butler's pantry for a treasure of your own. 


Consider renting the big, beautiful, private back yard of the Pettengill-Morron House Museum.  For a smaller event the porch is perfect? Call for price and availability.


Call the Peoria Historical Society for information Tuesday-Friday 9am - 4:30, to arrange tours (individuals or groups), gift passes,