Room Rentals

Give your special event its own special setting. The Joliet Area Historical Museum is an exceptional location for your meetings, parties, receptions and other special events. All JAHM rental facilities are handicapped accessible.


Route 66 Visitors Center

Spacious modern glass enclosed space with terrazzo floor accommodates up to 125 people (60 with round tables) for cocktail / hors d’oeuvres receptions. Opens to an outside fountain garden, weather permitting. Available for rental before or after museum operating hours only.


Rooftop Terrace

Tiled terrace features views of historic downtown Joliet . Terrace is partially covered by a roof to protect guests from elements. Ideal for a cocktail/hors d’oeuvres reception style event for up to 350 people, 150 with rounds (rounds are not provided). Available May 1 through October 15, weather permitting.


Caterpillar Auditorium

Carpeted auditorium in lower level of museum accommodates 200 people theatre style, 150 with rounds, and includes 320 sq. ft. stage and pantry area.

Resource and Discovery Room - Colorful second floor room accommodates up to 30 theatre style.