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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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Interesting tour about Abraham Lincoln's most important friend

I was here Feb 5th, 2014. It was winter and there's a lot of snow. So I'm the only one visiting this mansion. The tour start with video presentation about the mansion and why it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2014
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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I was here Feb 5th, 2014. It was winter and there's a lot of snow. So I'm the only one visiting this mansion. The tour start with video presentation about the mansion and why it was built. It talks about the David Davis family history and also the link to Abraham Lincoln. After the video, I'm taken to the mansion... More 

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Bloomington, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is such an amazing home for it's time! Much unlike Lincoln's modest home in Springfield, this boasts many luxuries far beyond it's time. The home and it's grounds are beautifully maintained and truly take you back while visiting them. On a downside, it is not very child friendly. We've taken our children, but have to carry them through nearly... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We went there the day after Christmas. The house was all decorated for Christmas. There was a little girl in the other group and they gave her a book to find different things that were decorated in the house. We have been there before but it is always fun to go back.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

What a treat for the Christmas season. Every room was decked out in period decorations. The tour guide was so welcoming and knowledgeable about the every day life of the Davis family. Not only that but she went out of her way to make a family with young children involved with the tour by having them look for different items... More 

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eureka, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We toured this mansion during Christmastime and it is wonderful! They have carols playing, cookies baking in the kitchen, live musicians playing in each room, etc. It is a warm place that has alot of history and very interesting narrators in the tour. Well worth the small amount asked for during Christmas!

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was the home of a justice appointed by A. Lincoln. It was built around 1870 and the architecture is beautiful.. They also have some smaller buildings and a garden. In the summer you should be able to visit inside; in the winter season it might not be open for tours; but if it is you can walk around the... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

When they run a civil war re-enactment, this is the best time to visit the mansion of the former Supreme Court Justice and Abe Lincolns law partner and friend. It will be an entire afternoon of activities and don't worry food is available. You will feel like you have gone back to the Civil War days.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

They have a special tour of older homes around Christmas that is organized and begins and ends at the David Davis home. There are guided tours in all the homes with lots of history. It has quite a lot of town & Illinois history connected to it. Definitely worth seeing. There was a small nominal fee for the Christmas tour... More 

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s.ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was a wonderful surprise when we toured the Davis Mansion. What a beautiful home with an interesting history. Well worth the the time to go the home. My 14 yr old son even thought it was interesting.

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eureka, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is so much fun to go through this at Christmastime. When we entered the front door, music wafted to our ears with violins playing in the background. They were baking cookies so that smelled wonderful also! They take you through the mansion explaining the hx of it all. Very interesting and beautiful place!

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