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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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Beauitful hoark

We have been in the home several time when our Car show was being held on the grounds. The home is outstanding. Beautifully kept. Helpful tour guides and a fun gift shop.. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jacksonville, Illinois
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Jacksonville, Illinois
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been in the home several time when our Car show was being held on the grounds. The home is outstanding. Beautifully kept. Helpful tour guides and a fun gift shop.. My personal favorite is the garden. You can go through the garden then go to the gift shop and buy the heirloom seeds to grow at home.. We... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a friend of David Davis, Abraham Lincoln visited with him here. The house has been beautifully and meticulously restored to help bring you back to another time. They host special events there for some of the holidays. Interested in history, architecture, art, the community? Then this is a must-see!

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I recently toured the David Davis Mansion when it was decorated for Christmas. There was a large decorated Christmas tree in almost every room. The mansion has 13.5 foot ceilings, exquisite woodwork throughout, windows of various styles and sizes, tastefully decorated rooms with period furniture from the 1800s, and excellent tour guides. Because it was built inf 1872, you climb... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This place is rich with it. Hard to imagine sometimes that David Davis owned this much land, was good friends with President Lincoln, and had amenities in this mansion that were decades ahead of it's time. This place is beautiful inside, and decorated beautifully for the holidays. Well worth a couple hours to check this place out!

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We toured the mansion as part of "Christmas at the Mansions." This one was decorated lavishly for Christmas, not necessarily historically correct but very appealing. Costumed interpreters in every room answered questions and were quite knowledgeable. The mansion is exceptionally well maintained. During the day, you can visit the outbuildings as well.

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Madawaska, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

You start in what looks like a small house. Watch a documentary about the family and the house. Then they take you to the house. Its a beautiful house with mostly original furnishings. The tour guide was excellent.

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Freeport, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Our plans had changed and we were left with a beautiful fall day and had not been to the City in a year. Friendly tour guide Beautiful home. Donation suggested.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is the home of Judge David Davis who was a good friend of Abraham Lincolns. One of the Lincoln/Douglas debates was held on these grounds. It is like stepping back in time and learning about Illinois history. Check out the special events that go on all year long. A very special time to go is Christmas when they decorate... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Pretty cool! I cant remember the entire tour, but the history was cool. I was interested in the decoration. Glorious!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

If you like to go see old victorian homes, I highly recommend visiting the David Davis Mansion. It is very grand and beautiful inside. If you like history, David Davis was a judge and had ties to Abraham Lincoln and he did visit the estate. We were told that when Lincoln passed away he was his executor. You will have... More 

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