Group Programs & Tours


The Museum offers several 45-minute programs on different topics of Geneva's history.  Programs include photographic displays and stories from the archives that can be presented at the Museum or we will come to you.  Reservations are $10/person or flat rate of $100 for groups of 15 or more.

Architecture:  Highlights design and construction in Geneva including Frank Lloyd Wright, Frazier & Raftery, the Wilson Brothers and more.

Catalog Homes: Explore Geneva's many kit homes and the people that built and/or lived in them.

Crimes & Criminals: The darker side of Geneva's history from the 1800s to the present.

Disasters & Destruction: From tornadoes to fires, hear about disasters that have rocked this city.

Famous Geneva: From Bette Davis to Tom Hanks, hear about Geneva's celebrity sightings and Geneva residents that became famous.

Hats Off to Geneva!: History of hats and millinery greats.

HerStory: Learn about Geneva women and their achievements that make this town great.

History of The Little Traveler: Celebrate one of Geneva's most iconic businesses with a pictorial presentation including interviews of former employees.

John F. Kennedy's Geneva Visit: J.F.K.'s itinerary on October 25, 1960, including his stop in Geneva.

Moved Houses: Learn about the many homes in Geneva that have traveled through town and why.

Story of our 18th century Crèche:  Hear unique stories behind this rare Neapolitan masterpiece, purchased in 1930 by the founder of The Little Traveler.

Public Art Tour: Discover the many sculptures, statues, monuments and murals tucked in locations throughout Geneva.

Swedish Immigration: At one time Geneva was more than half Swedish, from Swedish Days and dala horses, explore Geneva's early heritage.


Van Tours

Explore Geneva and hear stories told by a personal guide from the Museum.  Transportation options include our 13-passenger Van, a 30-person Trolley, or a Museum guide can Hop-On your vehicle.  Each tour is approximately 45-minutes, with several routes available and includes admission to the Museum and a goody bag full of Geneva shopping and dining offers from our Museum sponsors.

Van Tours: $25/person - check our calendar for monthly dates

Trolley Tours: Annually during Geneva's Swedish Days

Hop-On Tours: $10/person

All tours include a Goodie Bag full of Geneva shopping and dining offers from our Museum sponsors.

Option to have daytime tour end at The Little Traveler for a special lunch menu including beverage and dessert for an additional $10.95/person.

Architecture: Highlighting some of Geneva's beautiful homes and buildings.

Historic District: Tour Geneva's charming downtown and learn what makes Geneva so special.

East Side: Explore Geneva's east side with stories of catalog homes and the Fox River.

Pub Crawl: Hear stories of Geneva's pubs and taverns. Choose a pub for your drop off location.

South Side: A scenic drive that includes Route 31 and Colonel Fabyan's estate.

South West Side: Learn bout Geneva Golf Club, Western Avenue School, Eaglebrook and Henry Fargo's mansion.

North West Side Tour: Hear stories of industry, an early Swedish area, and two of Geneva's schools.

Bike Tours

Enjoy a seven-mile guided bike tour of Geneva including trails along the scenic Fox River, Fabyan Forest Preserve, and historic downtown.

Start and end at Mill Race Cyclery with several stops throughout including a visit to the Geneva History Museum. Register for one of our scheduled tours or book your own.

$25/person, includes bike rental or $15/person with your own bike. Tours include a Goodie Bag full of Geneva shopping and dining offers from our Museum sponsors.

Limited to 12 participants.

Walking Tours

Guided walking tours around historic downtown with stories of people and places of Geneva.

Choose your route:  Historic District, Architecture or Cemetery Tours.

$10/person, includes admission to the Museum galleries and a Goodie Bag full of Geneva shopping and dining offers from our Museum sponsors.

Minimum of 5 participants.

Belong to Geneva's Story

The mission of the Geneva History Museum is to preserve and share Geneva's evolving story while inspiring and engaging the community. Join us!