Elmhurst History Tours

NEW! EHM Mobile App for Self-Guided Tours
We excited to share our latest tool to help you learn more about Elmhurst history! Our new Mobile App is ready for you to use at your convenience to learn about local history, delve deeper into exhibit topics and lots more. The current selection includes a mobile version of our family-friendly Bronze Plaque History Adventure and Echoes of the Great Depression, a walking tour to nearby locations that connect to our current exhibit, "Together We Cannot Fail: Overcoming the Great Depression" (available through May 2, 2021). 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. It's that easy! 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 downloade maps and directions for these two self-guided tours -- a Walking/Biking/Running Tour and a fun Bronze Plaque Adventure Scavenger Hunt.

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