Elmhurst History Tours

Download our Mobile App for Self-Guided Tours
We are excited to share our latest tool to help you learn more about Elmhurst history! Download our new Mobile App to use at your convenience to learn about local history, delve deeper into exhibit topics and lots more. The current selection includes the new Elmhurst University Walking Tour, a family-friendly Bronze Plaque History, Hunt and the Elmhurst Walking/Biking Tour. These options will change frequently, so be sure to check the app often for the latest mobile tours. To start your adventure, go to the App Store on your cell phone, search for Elmhurst History Museum, and download the IPhone or Android app. Please let us know if you have any issues using the app or suggestions for improvements by emailing ehmprograms@elmhurst.org. Enjoy your free Mobile App tour!

Self-Guided Elmhurst History Tours

You can also take an outdoor history tour by downloading maps and directions for two self-guided tours. To get started, stop by the Elmhurst History Museum’s front porch to pick up maps with locations and clues, or download them below.

Walking/Biking/Running Tour 
Embark on a Walking/Biking/Running tour of Elmhurst that will take you on a 5K loop through town pointing out historic sites along the way. DOWNLOAD MAP

Bronze Plaque Adventure Scavenger Hunt
Families with kids of all ages can try out a fun 1.5-mile Bronze Plaque Adventure Scavenger Hunt looking for clues found on historical plaques at various locations around Elmhurst. We invite you to post photos of your adventures on our social media pages (tag us at #elmhursthistory). Have fun exploring! DOWNLOAD MAP & CLUE SHEET