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Historic Sites

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Springfield, Illinois

The Illinois State Historical Library was created in 1889 by the Illinois General Assem

Albany Mounds
Albany, Illinois

The Albany Mounds date from the Middle Woodland (Hopewell) period (200 BCE-CE 300), old

Apple River Fort
Elizabeth, Illinois

The war, which lasted only 16 weeks, ended the threat of Indian attacks in the area and

Bishop Hill
Bishop Hill, Illinois

Many consider the Jansonist emigration as the beginning

Cahokia Courthouse
Cahokia, Illinois

Built about 1740 as a four-room private residence by Jean le Poincet and later purchase

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park
Collinsville, Illinois

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization designated Cahoki

Campbell's Island State Memorial
East Moline, Illinois

On July 19, 1814, a pro-British band of Sauk Indians led by Black Hawk attacked a force

Carl Sandburg Historic Site
Galesburg, Illinois

Visitors can tour Sandburg's birthplace, followed by a trip to the visitor center next

Elks National Veterans Memorial
Chicago, Illinois

Started in 1923, the Elks National Veterans Memorial honors the members of the Benevole

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace And Museum
Oak Park, Illinois

The Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home is a large Victorian home built by his maternal gr

Executive Mansion
Springfield, Illinois

Carefully restored in 1971, the building houses many treasures.

Fort De Chartres
Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

This site marks the location of the last of three successive forts named “de Chartres”

Fort Kaskaskia
Ellis Grove, Illinois

Founded in 1703, the town was for more than a century the region’s principal commercial

Great Lakes Naval Museum
Waukegan, Illinois

With special emphasis on the boot camp experience, the museum documents the Navy way of

Kenilworth Historical Museum & Research Center
Kenilworth, Illinois

The Kenilworth Historical Society was founded in 1922 to preserve and present the histo

Kincaid Mounds
Unionville, Illinois

The Kincaid site likely served as a trade link between native settlements in the Cumber

Lincoln Family Church
Springfield, Illinois

The Lincoln family began attending the church in 1850 after the death of three-year-old

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln left his home of seventeen years to serve

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
Lerna, Illinois

Today, Lincoln Log Cabin is an 86-acre historic site that is owned and operated by the

Lincoln's Tomb
Springfield, Illinois

The 117-foot Tomb, designed by sculptor Larkin Mead, is constructed of brick sheathed w

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site
Springfield, Illinois

The Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices are within the only remaining building in which Abraham

Macon County Historical Museum And Prairie Village
Decatur, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln and his family made Macon County their first home in Illinois after arr

Midway Village Museum
Rockford, Illinois

The museum depicts American life during the Victorian era through a historic village, g

Mount Pulaski Courthouse
Mount Pulaski, Illinois

The two-story brick building stands at the center of the Mount Pulaski public square.

Stephen Douglas Tomb
Chicago, Illinois

The Douglas Monument Association was organized in 1861 to build a suitable memorial at

Wrigley Field
Chicago, Illinois

Opened in 1914, Wrigley Field is the second oldest Major League Baseball stadium in use