AAA Editor Notes
Prospect House & Civil War Museum is 5 blks. n. of downtown at 403 Lake Ave. N. This 18-room, Georgian-style mansion was built in 1882 by Civil War veteran and Chicago transplant James “Cap” Colehour; after adding an addition onto the house Colehour opened it as a seasonal resort, one of the first in the region. Displays in the Civil War Museum on the lower level include rifles, ammunition, tents, buttons, posters and books.

A World War II exhibit features such items as U.S. and Japanese helmets, a naval officer's uniform, medals, ammunition, a naval chest and a Japanese battle flag, as well as photographs and newspaper articles.

Note: The guided tour involves climbing many stairs; visitors who are physically unable to climb stairs can watch a video.

Guided tours are available.

Admission
Tour fee $8; $5 (ages 6-18); free (active duty military personnel and their families Memorial Day-Labor Day).
Hours
Tours given daily at 10:30, 12:30, 2 and 3:30, May 1-Labor Day; Wed.-Sun. at 12:30, 2 and 3:30, rest of year.
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