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“Part of Lincoln's History” 4 of 5 stars
Review of David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 828-1084
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Normal, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Part of Lincoln's History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is well worth seeing and hearing a lot about David Davis. This guy not only was Lincoln law partner, but appointed to the Supreme court.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 attraction reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A Bloomington highlight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Lincoln-era mansion decorated in period style. Docents do walking tours for a nominal donation. Especially pretty at holiday season with many trees decorated in Victorian manner. The kitchen is the high point!

Visited March 2012
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“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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12 attraction reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“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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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“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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