Directions

Aurora is 37 miles west of downtown Chicago.

From Chicago


  • Take I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) west to I-88 (Reagan Memorial Tollway) west
  • Take I-88 west to Illinois Route 31 (Lake Street)
  • Travel south on Route 31
  • Turn left onto Galena Boulevard
  • Turn right onto Broadway (Route 25)
  • Turn right onto Downer Place
  • David L. Pierce Art and History Center is on the right side of the street past the bridge

From Route 47


  • Take Galena Boulevard east through downtown Aurora to Route 25 (Broadway)
  • Turn right on Route 25 (Broadway) and travel one block to Downer Place
  • Turn right on Downer Place and travel over river
  • David L. Pierce Art and History Center is on the right side of the street past the bridge

From Route 59


  • Take New York Street west to Route 25 (Broadway)
  • Turn left on Route 25 (Broadway) and travel two blocks to Downer Place
  • Turn right on Downer Place and travel over river
  • David L. Pierce Art and History Center is on the right side of the street past the bridge

Parking


Meter parking is available on the street. Public parking is available across the street in a parking garage. For free parking, validate your parking ticket at the Art History Center Museum Shop. Bus parking is available. The Aurora Art and History Center is fully accessible.