The Stockton Heritage Museum is located at 107 West Front Avenue. This building, built in 1908, housed the Niemeyer Drug store until 1956. It was built by Henry Niemeyer, a young druggist who moved to Stockton from Galena in 1895 after purchasing the Tyrrell and Oliver Pharmacy. After 1956, it housed several grocery stores, a bakery, a driver’s license station and a tavern (under various names and owners) until it was purchased and remodeled into a museum in 2003.
Stockton is the eastern gateway to Jo Daviess County, a part of the driftless area of Northwestern Illinois. We are the home of the first Kraft Cheese plant and an early hub of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. Our Main Street is the highest elevation main street in Illinois. Please come visit!
Stockton Heritage Museum
107 West Front Avenue
PO Box 93
Hours: Temporarily Closed for COVID-19 Mitigations
We are open for weekend hours, May through October and offer special programs throughout the year.
The Stockton Heritage Museum is funded wholly by membership fees, donations and grants.
The Stockton Park District assists in the maintenance of the Museum buildings.