Hours of Operation
Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
From a village of 600 residents in the 1870s to a coal mining boom town of 6,000 people, the Illinois Coal Museum covers the history of Gillespie and the Illinois coal mining industry. Exhibits cover the different types of coal mines, advancements in mining processes and equipment, the road of Unions and a number of mining disasters in the area.
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