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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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A must-see for everyone on the Lincoln trail.

David Davis helped to install Abraham Lincoln in the White House, and the mansion, though not original to Lincoln's time, is one of the biggest and best in the area. Pay special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

David Davis helped to install Abraham Lincoln in the White House, and the mansion, though not original to Lincoln's time, is one of the biggest and best in the area. Pay special attention to the area in the outbuilding where you assemble for the tour. It's the only place where Abe Lincoln would have been, as it's the converted stables... More 

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Burlington, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We always end up touring old historic homes on our vacations. This one was one of the best. A very informative video about the background of the family followed by the tour. There is a lot of original items still in the home and it is in great condition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The mansion is beautiful. It has been restored with as many original artifacts as possible. We were told that the same carpet pattern was purchased from the same company as when the house was built. So much rich detail. It looks like the Davis family simply stepped out of the room while we looked around. We went back again for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This house museum is a beautiful 19th-century mansion. The furnishings and decorative arts are worth a trip. The role that Judge Davis played in Lincoln's career and that Sarah played in the life of the community add to the interest. Be sure to check out Sarah's Garden, which includes a number of original and restored plantings. The museum hosts are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have been to the Mansion several times over my lifetime. The interior is lovely and demonstrates how the landed gentry lived during the 1800s. Definitely worth a visit!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The mansion and the history of the family that built it and their connection to Abraham Lincoln is amazing. They also have different tour for Christmas with all the decorations and traditions of its time.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is an absolute beautiful home and a wonderful piece of history. I really enjoy the tours here and learning so much about David Davis. I enjoy walking around the home especially in the garden. The mansion is so beautiful when it is decorated for Christmas! However, every time I go for a tour, the tour guides provided are very... More 

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

This beautifully and historically preserved home of a friend and fellow Judge beside and under Lincoln is a wonderful Illinois Historic site. Many special events are also housed here and on the grounds. Put it on your list of places to visit in Il.

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frankfort, il
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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Additional Information about David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

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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