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“A Holiday Treat” 5 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 19 things to do in Bloomington
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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews
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“A Holiday Treat”
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 of homes to cover the shuttle buses.

Visited December 2012
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s.ohio
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“A wonderful surprise”
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.

Visited July 2013
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eureka, il
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“Beautiful at Christmas!”
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!

Visited December 2012
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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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“Delight of Lincoln Era”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Blast to the Past! This beautifully restored mansion was the home of David Davis, friend of Abrham Lincoln. It sits on beaitful grounds and gardens where many festivals and events take place at the mansion. During the year the home is opened for holiday showing which are very special reinactments of the period when Judge Davis lived. It is worth the time to see this home if you are interested in history or architecture.

Visited August 2012
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“Great historical mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A beautiful historical mansion in Bloomington/Normal with lots of special events. I would recommend a visit during the Christmas season when you can see just how the Victorian's decorated for Christmas. A magical time for the whole family. I'd also recommend the Garden walk that happens every June.

Visited September 2012
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