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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

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Address: 1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: +1 309-828-1084
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Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Enjoyable in Every Season

My family is from the area and I have visited the David Davis Mansion many times throughout the years since I was an elementary school student. What I particularly like about it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Bloomington, Illinois
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frankfort, il
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I did not find the tour to be very interesting. I also don't think the home is that unique. I have been on better house tours. The grounds are just okay too.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My family is from the area and I have visited the David Davis Mansion many times throughout the years since I was an elementary school student. What I particularly like about it is that there is something new every season to enjoy. Today, they had an exhibit called "Prairie Posh" with clothing exhibited throughout the house from the Edwardian period.... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I found our tour guide to be a little long-winded; however, it seemed like one of the guests on the tour knew more about the house than the guide did. It also seemed like most of the furniture were just period pieces. They weren't original to the house at all. Some things were just recreations. That's definitely not what I... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This well restored mansion has lots of significance and connection to President Lincoln. Our docent was well versed and encouraged questions. The intro video was excellent. No admission fee, but a donation was encouraged.

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Channahon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I was lucky to visit on a day they had docents as a cook and maids. It was very nice and a unique home for this time period. Definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This civil war era home is displayed in pristine, original condition. Well informed docents take visitors back in time while relating social and historical perspectives to modern times. You'll be informed, amazed by what you see, and warmed by the hospitality. From kiddos to grandparents, this is a site well worth your time. An hour from Springfield makes this location... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I grew up in Normal, IL, with parents who were active volunteers here. My sisters and I spent a lot of time at events and often went with my mom to take tours or visit with other volunteers. I love the little details scattered about the house (exposed wallpaper, smells of food cooking, things on the tables) and the tour... More 

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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was a surprise to me, I am a history buff and had never heard of David Davis and his national and state presence. The house was state of the art in 1870 and rivals the Biltmore on adminaties. The volunteer staff really love this home and it shows when they give tours the little details that bring the family... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

David Davids Mansion is beautifully restored. Remarkable collection of mid-nineteenth century decorative arts. Story of Judge David Davids, whose influence on Abraham Lincoln's legal and political career was crucial to President Lincoln success. The tour guide was wonderful. Tours are available Wed. through Sat. from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Suggested donation: Adults $4, children &2 Bathroom is only in... More 

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

In the last month we have been to the mansion twice. One was in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the other was over St. Patrick's Day Weekend. Both times gave interesting views of the mansion and incredible history as to what the times would have been like. The tours are very well done. The mansion itself is architecturally a work to... More 

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Additional Information about David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

Address: Address: 1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: +1 309-828-1084
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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