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“Worth the visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
+1 309-828-1084
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Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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IL
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We have visited several mansion across the US and even though the Davis Mansion could not compare to the Mansion in Newport -
Davis is an excellent example of victorian living. The cost is only $4 for adults and the tour last about a hour. Worth the visit.

Visited July 2012
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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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“Worlds Greatest Mansion and Garden Combination from the1870s”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This mansion is just as David and Sarah left it to their son Perrin Davis in 1886. The mansion staff provide true historical interpretations including the history of Lincoln and Davis relationship among others, and the holiday decorations/presentations are the best anywhere!

Visited November 2012
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Pekin, Illinois
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“Excellent example of Victorian architecture and furniture.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The house tour is very informative, being the former home of a U. S. Supreme Court Justice and colleague of A. Lincoln. They have a nice garden.

Visited August 2012
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Morton Illinois USA
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“History alive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My wife is a history nut. She loved the house and the tour guide who knew so much of the history of the house and family.

Visited April 2012
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Bloomington, Illinois
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“Must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a must see attraction, especially if you like history. This is the home of Judge David Davis, who was a close friend and supporter of Abraham Lincoln. The house and grounds are absolutely stunning especially if you go during Christmas season when the house is all decorated! Going through the house, you will learn so much about the time period. Great of everyone!

Visited December 2011
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