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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-3333
+1 309-828-1084
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Magnificent Mansion and Grounds

We visited briefly in between activities and were impressed with the architecture, built ins and by... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Curt H
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Chicago, Illinois
Historic Treasure

This is a must visit for fans of America and it's history. Definitely good for families with kids... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Bob H
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Columbus, Ohio
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1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-3333
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"supreme court justice"
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"tour guide"
in 8 reviews
"visitor center"
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"his wife"
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"original furnishings"
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"indoor plumbing"
in 4 reviews
"decorated beautifully"
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"car show"
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"american history"
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"christmas decorations"
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"learn something"
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"beautiful historic home"
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"wealthy family"
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"christmas holidays"
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"tour begins"
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"great history"
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"civil war era"
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We visited briefly in between activities and were impressed with the architecture, built ins and by many of the by gone structural amenities that come standard with a Mansion of this caliber. Impressive viewing perspectives from several angles through tall windows and lookouts complement the...More

Thank Curt H
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit for fans of America and it's history. Definitely good for families with kids studying American History. An incredible snapshot of the period.

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The house is very nice and is fun to walk through. The history behind the house and David Davis' life makes the tour even more fun. Cool attraction to see once. The location of the building is unexpectedly in the middle of a neighborhood, but...More

Thank Nicholas K
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had a car show there each spring and the grounds are perfect for that. The house is full of history and makes a nice time filler while there. The mature trees are a nice touch as well. Not much more to say.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

This house was beyond cool. The history in this house was very interesting and there was a lot of original items to the house that made it even better. We had a private, guided tour and the host was wonderful and full of knowledge. Highly...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This is a beautiful house, but more than that David Davis was a law partner of Abraham Lincoln. The history in this area is very interesting .

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A very well preserved mansion built by Judge David Davis. His wife Sarah was primarily responsible for the planning and supervised the construction while the Judge was away. Davis was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln and rode with him on the 8th Judicial Circuit....More

Thank janababe1301
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This site is one of my favorites to take out-of-town guests! An unexpected treasure on the prairie, everyone enjoys its unique architecture and, of course, its connection to President Lincoln. I have visited many times over the years and never tire of hearing the family...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

A true treasure of the state! Great docent (Cecilia), she was kind, patient and accommodating. We never felt rushed and learned a lot about the owner of the mansion and the history of the place . beautiful house and grounds as well as the outlying...More

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Accidentally came across this beautiful home and very much enjoyed the tour and story. Well worth the time to visit this historic home. It’s a unique way to relive the past and learn first hand how people lived in those days. Even the wealthy were...More

Thank kbbradford
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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.
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Lisa E
11 December 2017|
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Response from illinostraveler | Property representative |
Yes. Wed-Sat, 9-4.
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Joanna B
1 July 2015|
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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.
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