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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

Open Now: 09:00 - 16:30
Open today: 09:00 - 16:30
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Great local historical and great tour guides

I highly recommend a visit. Christmas is a great time to tour. The guides are very good and you... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Bloomington, Illinois
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The best time to visit is during the Christmas season. They have everything decorated with period... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Bloomington, Illinois
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1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-3333
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

I highly recommend a visit. Christmas is a great time to tour. The guides are very good and you may be surprised about what you learn regarding our local history and the Davis family.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

The best time to visit is during the Christmas season. They have everything decorated with period appropriate decorations. Guides tell a wonderful story of the history of the mansion.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank lovesanantonio2018
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We spent some time touring the home. It is very impressive and showcased a lot of history of Illinois and the David Davis family. The tour begins with an informational video before going into the home. The house itself is very majestic, especially for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wife and I had our own wonderful tour guide! The house has so much history and is really worth a visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cen10o
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to tour. We arrived late in the afternoon. We were the only visitors there at the time so we got a personal tour. The tour was interesting and enjoyable. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Charles M
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This no doubt was a stately mansion in its time. This renovation of the home is helping to restore it to original beauty. Read the Guy Fraker book about Lincoln on the Eighth Circuit prior to visiting this site. It will help you to understand...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Denise S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Two of us showed up at the mansion office just about an hour before closing on a summer Saturday, and we were warmly greeted by two gentlemen, one who directed us to view the introductory video as another family followed in behind us from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank motraveler90
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Great stop. Video and guided tour. Free, but donation appreciated. Provided a lot of information on Lincoln prior to his presidency. Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Tour was about an hour. Additional tours available depending on calendar, ie garden tour, mechanical room tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

My son & I visited a nearby college and we decided to stop by, great decision. The informational video was a nice start, but we ended up with our own private tour by a docent that knew his stuff. His enthusiasm and never ending knowledge...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank N4101GAlindab
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Beautiful home, and grounds. The history comes alive! I highly recommend a visit. They have a civil war battle in the Summer that is really neat.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank harlos5
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Clare L
20 January 2018|
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Response from surenaf2017 | Reviewed this property |
Same as above -also great gift shop . Lots of stairs so keep that in mind.
Lisa E
11 December 2017|
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Response from illinostraveler | Property representative |
Yes. Wed-Sat, 9-4.
Joanna B
1 July 2015|
Response from illinostraveler |
If Market Sunday falls on July 19th, yes we are from 9-4. We are closed every other Sunday. The 19th is our final Civil War Days event. Our regular hours are 9-4 Wed-Sat. Thanks for the inquiry.