Local History Gifts for the Holidays
Are you looking for a unique present for someone special this holiday season? Shop our museum store and give the gift of local history! Stop by the Museum on Sundays from 1-4pm and see our bookstore items and crafts made by the Museum Guild or contact us at info@warrenvillehistorical.org for more details.

Warrenville Historical Society

Where History Rocks!

      .....[Colonel Warren] built a fine hotel and spacious hall in it for dancing.
      It was patronized by the elite of Chicago as well as Naperville and the Fox River towns,
      and here it was that John Wentworth made his debut into social circles ...
      no more refined and truly aesthetic circles than these dancing and private parties
      have ever graced the elegant drawing room of even Chicago since that eventful period

Rufus Blanchard History of DuPage County (1882)

History of the Warren Tavern

The Warren TavernThe Warren Tavern Museum was built in 1838 as a hotel. The Founder of Warrenville, “Colonel” Julius Morton Warren, built this historic landmark of DuPage County. 

With the owners slating the landmark for demolition in 1991, a group of volunteers banded together to form the Warren Tavern Preservationists, Inc., to assume the responsibility of; relocating, restoring, maintaining, and interpreting the 1838 Warren Tavern-Hotel.  On October 7, 1992, the landmark made a triumphal journey from its original location on the nearby Walgreen’s site to its new home on Second Street, in the designated Historical Park arranged for by the City of Warrenville.

Since the Warren Tavern was moved, the Warren Tavern Preservationists have taken great care to renovate this  building into a place that is true to its history, and also provides a great place for a party. 

The Warren Tavern Preservationists are always looking for volunteers to help maintain the building and grounds. Contact Jenny Lund at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or (630)393-6026 to volunteer.