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U.S. Custom House

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1400 Washington Ave, Cairo, IL 62914-1870
+1 618-734-9632
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Make sure you have time to really spend here.

This place is amazing and very interesting. I love history and this place is full of local history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hilemansj
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Tamms, Illinois
The surviving jewel of a grand old town

Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers at the southernmost point of Illinois... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2016
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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1400 Washington Ave, Cairo, IL 62914-1870

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing and very interesting. I love history and this place is full of local history. If you have children, I doubt they have ever seen some of the items that they will see here.

Thank hilemansj
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers at the southernmost point of Illinois, Cairo once was a bustling antebellum city that boasted many opulent mansions and served as a base of operations for U.S. Grant's drive into Kentucky and Tennessee in the...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed September 23, 2016

attic. The building itself is an amazing treasure and would be worth a visit on its own--check out the barrel-vaulted brick ceiling, the detailwork on the columns, &c, the flooring, and the marble work on the fireplaces--but the things in this museum are about as...More

Thank tencatdaddy
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Visited Cairo and other towns in the Nile delta region of Illinois while traveling Mississippi River roads. While the town, especially the historic section, is on the verge of depressing due to dilapidation and decay, this museum in the old Customs House stands out as...More

1  Thank Jay M
Reviewed March 31, 2016

The Museum has a great amount of Cairo history, and should be on your list of stops. From the large room on the main floor, to the Judge's Chambers on the second floor.

Thank jimblakemore2
Reviewed December 30, 2015

The Cairo Custom House Museum is located at 1400 Washington Avenue in the Historic District of downtown Cairo. The town has suffered bad times, economically and architecturally and racially, but some community-minded and historically-minded people have banded together to restore some of the old homes...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Such a strange, broken, beautiful place. Cairo, IL is full of history and I think abandoned buildings are neat so I really liked this place. The town has a market for tourism (we saw atleast 3 cars, at the mural, fort defiance park in our...More

Thank Dan O
Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Cairo Custom House is one of only a few tourist attractions in the small town of Cairo, IL. Make a point of stopping to see it. The Custom House is a Museum of Cairo History. There are several exhibits, displays, art, crafts, vintage/antique historical...More

1  Thank Geoge N
Reviewed April 8, 2015

We came thru town on our way to Fort Defiance and seen this beautiful building! They don't build them like this anymore!! Would have loved to go in and look around but it was closed. Still enjoyed seeing the building. This town must have been...More

Thank Cinnilouwho
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I was born and raised in Cairo. Yes it is heartbreaking indeed to see what time has done to a once great hometown. But thankfully, many volunteers have devoted untold hours to organizing and building informative displays of the rich history of Cairo, now housed...More

9  Thank 007Mac
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