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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

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Address: 1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: +1 309-828-1084
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History I never knew!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
PurpleDaisies248
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Shelia G
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Beautiful place to tour. Knowledgeable staff - worth checking out, particularly during the holidays. You won't be disappointed. Master gardener kept gardens.

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It's interesting not matter what time of year you go but Christmas is my favorite time. The volunteers go all out in re-creating the ambiance that was experienced by the Davis family.

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Westchester County NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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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