Illinois Coal Museum


The Illinois Coal Museum at Gillespie offers a comprehensive look at coal, the coal mines, and the coal miners that provided the fuel for the greatest human migration in the history of the world. From coal formation 300,000,000 years ago to coal locomotives and coal fired power plants – from picks, shovels, and mules to continuous mining machines – from a 600 person farm town to a Coal Country boom population of over 10,000, then the bust, we cover it all.

Guided tours are recommended and an appropriate compliment of guides will be provided. Please allow 2- 3 hours.

Contact Information

Bus Tours Magazine
9698 W. Judson Road
Polo, IL 61064
Phone: (815) 946-2341
Fax: (815) 946-2347

Sign up for your free subscription

Sign up today for your free subscription of Bus Tours Magazine

Sign up now