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The 1820 Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House

Closes in 28 min: 10:00 - 15:00
Open today: 10:00 - 15:00
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Authentic Restoration

Privately funded non-profit well appointed historic home. Docent led tours. Women's circle hand... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Edwardsville, Illinois
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Wonderful Guided Tour!

We just thought we would wander through this historic home at our own pace. However, the guided... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Abilene, Kansas
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1 Jul 2018
“Authentic Restoration”
15 Jan 2018
“Wonderful Guided Tour!”
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409 S Buchanan St, Edwardsville, IL 62025-2037
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Privately funded non-profit well appointed historic home. Docent led tours. Women's circle hand stitch all garments. Decor true to period. Check in advance for special demonstrations of candle making, cooking, artistries. The Stephenson's lived quiet well for the time and area in which they resided.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank victoria7442
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We just thought we would wander through this historic home at our own pace. However, the guided tour was very informative, as the docents were knowledgeable, yet casual and friendly which made the tour fun and targeted to our historical interests. The buildings are beautifully...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 559beckyl
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

A very informative two hour guided tour. We enjoyed learning the history of the home and the family. The tour guides were excellent. Well worth the trip and tour fee. Friendly and welcoming staff.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lori T
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Step back in time and see what the early days of living in Edwardsville looked like. Look at the period clothes and furniture and see what our ancestors had to deal with. Great tour.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank mpicchioldi
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This house has been a community project for many years and everything has been studied and reproduced in great detail.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank maxe620
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Benjamin Stephenson house in Edwardsville is a unique tourist attraction. My kids love this place and have gone on several tours with their schools. It's a step back in time to see how things were so long ago. The staff dresses in period clothing...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Though it's been a couple of years since I visited , the one that stands out from all the rest is the Christmas House Tour. It's so lovely that it brings a tear to me eye. Really puts you in the Holiday mood.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Tours of the Col. Benjamin Stephenson House are so interesting...full of knowledgeable info and often hands-on experiences. Great for adults and children of all ages. The docents gear the comprehensive tour to the ages present.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank photoart100
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Great little historical home. Loves visiting with a group of lady friends and then on to lunch. The tour guide did a nice job but could have been a little more enthusiastic. It wasn't an especially hot day, but it was terribly hot in the...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Amanda Y
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