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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

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Address: 1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
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Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Can't really do 5 stars only because it is basically a house of a man only partly know by people in Bloomington. The workers are very nice and willing to answer all your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't really do 5 stars only because it is basically a house of a man only partly know by people in Bloomington. The workers are very nice and willing to answer all your questions, but they don't always know the answers.

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Corinth, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just drove around it and looked at it....it was boring looking and scary.it was cold outside also

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

I live close to the Davis Davis mansion but had never stopped by to see the interior. One boring day, my wife invited me to tour the place for the Christmas holidays. I'm certainly glad I did. The guided tour was free and the guide very knowledgeable. I like old architecture and this place has plenty of it and other... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

One of Bloomington's historic mansions the home was built around 1872 and has been nicely restored. At a cost of $75,000--a princely sum for the time and more than double the original budget--it wasn't a huge house compared to other stately homes, but included modern features such as lead-lined bathtubs and flushing loos. Replete with Christmas decorations when we visited,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

This was a great view of how the well to do lived in the 1800's. Seeing different bell pulls in the bedroom depending on the needs of the family member. Ornate wood carvings and social rooms. Well worth the tirp.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

With plans to be in the area, we determined from TripAdvisor that the most favored "Thing To Do" in Bloomington is a tour of the David Davis Mansion. We don't feel a need to return to repeat our visit, but we are glad we've learned this part of local history. Mr. Davis is the answer to the trivia question -... More 

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Do you like Lincoln history? Find out about David Davis -- the man behind Lincoln's run for president. It was a very informative tour through his home. The guide knew all kinds of fun tidbits. David Davis was also a Supreme Court Justice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Great historical site. I have been many times over the last 50 years. Check out the mansion and grounds, you will enjoy it.

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Bloomington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

After an initial video , you will be taken on a tour. The tour takes you through a very historically and architecturally accurate home. The guides are thorough in their understanding of the history of Judge Davis, architectural design and layout of the property. In many ways it is an excellent stop for Lincoln buffs as Judge Davis persuaded Lincoln... More 

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Paris, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I didn't even know who David Davis was before I visited here. But now I do, thanks to our excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable about David Davis and Abraham Lincoln. The house and the grounds were beautiful. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in the history of Illinois, David Davis, and Abraham Lincoln.

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