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  The Gretna Station Museum, which is located in Armstrong Park, is a joint venture of the Carol Stream Park District and the Carol Stream Historical Society. The museum was moved and in 1976 re-erected as a bicentennial commission under the authorization of the Village Board and donated to the Park District. The Park District offers group tours by appointment. Call (630) 784-6100 to arrange a tour.

  The Caboose Museum is located just inside the entrance of Armstrong Park (Carol Stream Park District). The Elgin-Joliet and Eastern Railway donated the caboose to the Carol Stream Historical Society. It was then refurbished to its present state including the bright red exterior and the working area on the interior. The bunk beds, kitchen area, bathroom, storage lockers, table (also serving as a desk) and a cupola make up the interior. One set of bunk beds was removed and replaced with a display area to feature exhibits.

  The Historic Farmhouse is an italianate style built which predates 1874. Owned by the Village of Carol Stream, it was donated by Pasquinelli Builders when developing the property for an adjoining subdivision. The gravel, single car driveway has a mailbox with the address 301 Lies Road, Carol Stream. The farmhouse is just west of Gary Avenue and Hampe Park. It is currently unavailable for tours.

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