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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

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Address: 1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701-3333
Phone Number: +1 309-828-1084
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Very interesting tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this house and the stories provided by the tour guide. Very interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Maryellen Y
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Westchester County NY
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Westchester County NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this house and the stories provided by the tour guide. Very interesting.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the home of a good friend of Abraham Lincoln's, a man Lincoln appointed to the Supreme Court. It's large and beautiful. What really interested me is that this is about the oldest home I've seen with indoor plumbing.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well preserved home with actual family furniture and pictures/paintings still in the house. It is smack in the middle of town now, but the Constitution Trail that abuts the grounds was the Illinois Central railroad back in the day. Judge Davis and Abraham Lincoln were close friends and this is certainly a stop for anyone that can't get enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have no idea how much history is in that mansion. Mr Davis got to be vice president of the united states and he came really close to be president.... The house is gorgeous and has lot of history.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I have taken visitors to the mansion we have really enjoyed it. The docents are very knowledgeable and it is not too crowded so that you aren't rushed and can get your questions answered.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a road trip from Chicago to Springfield as a good mid-stopping point to stretch our legs. I do not like to 'waste' a road trip stop and so I chose this mansion tour. It was super cool. The home is beautiful. Our tour guide was a college student and was very knowledgeable for his age. The... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE took our family of 3 boys and 2 nephews for the Civil War days on the property. It was extremely well done and interesting. Our boys loved it!! it was a great family day activity. We even bought homemade rootbeer! YUM

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

took the 3 mansion tour last fall/winter and the historic David Davis Mansion was the best of the three choices.

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Bloomington, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a fabulous mansion with great historical moments preserved. Wonderful history of the Davis family and their involvement in Illinois politics.

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Greenville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

My family loves to "look for Lincoln" and Judge Davis was a good friend of Lincoln when they were legal circuit riders around central Illinois. The home was for Davis's wife Sarah who made most of the final decisions about design and decor and it cost more than originally planned. It was her sanctuary for entertaining guests, family and growing... More 

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