Quincy History Museum

Adams County

332 Maine | Quincy, IL

  • Quincy’s original public library was built 1888.
  • Anchors Maine Street & Washington Park.
  • Exhibits (Quincy area artifacts), rent out or view the stained glass gallery, gifts, and more.

Mormon 10 Sites to See Driving Tour: Quincy’s original public library, this impressive structure now houses a Mormon room, featuring an exhibit & video depicting the exodus of Mormons from Missouri during the winter of 1838-39, as well as the humanitarian manner in which the Mormons were received by the people of Quincy. The keys to the original Nauvoo Temple are also on display.



Tues-Sat 10a-4p

Self-guided tours + group tours by appt


Donations Appreciated
Abundant Architecture

See the city with over 3,600 structures contributing to the National Register of Historic Places {self-guided driving + walking tour}

Museum Pass

Your buy one get one free admittance into 12 eclectic Quincy museums.

Maine Street Mile

NEW 60-minute tour of Quincy’s most notable thoroughfare {self-guided driving/walking tour}

50 Great Things to See & Do

The top attractions in a 3-county area : check all 50 as you explore

Family Fun

Family-friendly guide to open air adventure, nature finds & farms, indoor/outdoor discoveries + BINGO game with prize!

Gateway City Guide

NEW 20-point driving tour reflecting on Quincy’s first three decades including Underground Railroad history.

Lincoln in Quincy

All the Lincoln-related area sites with “Rubbing Pages” to create your own souvenir of the Storyboard Trail.

Inside Guide for Planners

The Event Planner’s best tool for a successful event in Quincy… event spaces, complimentary group services, tourism grants…it’s all right here.

Mormon 10 Sites to See

Sites of significance in Quincy’s history as a “City of Refuge” for the Latter-day Saints {self-guided driving tour}

Quickie Overview

A 2-page summary of the city including main attractions, major summer/fall annual events and suggested itinerary.