Route History | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

Route History

737 E. Cook St. Springfield, Illinois 62703

Mon-Sat, 9a-5p



The Route History Museum uses technology to teach history. Through exhibits, storytelling, and a virtual reality experience, visitors will learn about the significant roles of Black businesses, the Negro Motorist Green Book, and the Great Migration along the Illinois leg of Route 66 during the Civil Rights and Jim Crow eras. 

This partner is part of our Explorer Passport as a Living Legend & Landmark of Route 66.  Click HERE to start exploring and find out where to get your free passport to 25 sites, attractions, museums and culinary adventures!