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Vermilion County Museum

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Address: 116 N. Gilbert, Danville, IL
Phone Number: 217-442-2922
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The former home of Dr. William Fithian, one of Abraham Lincoln's cronies.

The former home of Dr. William Fithian, one of Abraham Lincoln's cronies.

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Welcome to Gene Hackman's home town

Many cities, large and small, are proud and quick to brag about their native sons and daughters. But how many cities the size of Danville, Illinois, with 32,523 residents in 2013... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 909 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many cities, large and small, are proud and quick to brag about their native sons and daughters. But how many cities the size of Danville, Illinois, with 32,523 residents in 2013, can boast of so many well-known and accomplished celebrities--Gene Hackman, Dick Van Dyke, Donald O'Connor, Bobby Short and Jerry Van Dyke? They play prominent roles in the history of... More 

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Danville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Historic land mark. Many figures have connections with the once home of a local Doctor. Very cool to be here. There is another newer building you must tour while there.

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danville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Great place to check out Danville and Vermilion county. Staff do an great job of capturing that history. As a resident found out things I was not aware of.

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Danville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

my grand kids had the best time ever there at the Christmas open house ,,, we take any family there , that come from out of town ,, everyone loves it ..a must see while visiting vermilion ill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I grew up in Danville, but have liked the times I have gone to the museum. There were so many things I did not know about the place I lived my childhood. There are two stories of well organized displays of the history of Danville over the years. There is also a small gift shop with a variety of items... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Can't say enough about the kindness and helpfulness of these folks. They were under renovation but opened the genealogy area for us to check on some information. They also showed us some of the new exhibits that were being prepared. Nice small town museum.

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D'villate, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

As a Abe Lincoln buff, I always try to see any location that is related as I drive thru an area. This is certainly one of the finest. I was surprised to see that they have a brand new building as well as older facilities.

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