112 W. Fremont Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 – Get Directions
The museum is located near downtown Arlington Heights at West Fremont Street and North Vail Avenue, the site of the Frederick W. Müller home and soda pop factory. The museum complex includes the original 1882 Victorian home, the coach house, 1906 soda pop factory, the 1908 Banta house and a replica 1830's log cabin.
Hidden in Arlington Heights
If you ask many people in Arlington Heights, they probably have no idea what the museum has to offer. We have actually been on the grounds several times and have enjoyed it each time.
The Museum has various cultural events throughout the year. The largest happens to be Irish Fest. We attended this a couple of years ago and enjoyed listing to Irish music, watching Irish dancers, and eating Irish food. They even have vendors selling Irish products. An Irish bakery came and we were able to take home an Irish cake. Delicious!
Every once in awhile, the Museum has the Victorian homes on its campus open during these events. We have toured both houses and they are worth the visit. One of the homes houses an extensive doll collection, which my daughter enjoyed.
The Museum holds teas, antique shows and more. Plus, they provide programming for organizations. My daughter's Brownie troop visited for a program on the original Thanksgiving. There also are tours on the weekend. A nice place hidden in Arlington Heights!