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Vermilion County Museum

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We had an amazing tour of museum and thoroughly enjoyed seeing everything. The buses in and laid... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Karen H
Danville, Illinois
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This place has so much history, vermilion county related and military related. The people who are... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
Danville, Illinois
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The former home of Dr. William Fithian, one of Abraham Lincoln's cronies.
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116 N Gilbert St, Danville, IL 61832-8506
+1 217-442-2922
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing tour of museum and thoroughly enjoyed seeing everything. The buses in and laid out very well, easy to see everything and very well organized

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Karen H
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

This place has so much history, vermilion county related and military related. The people who are here help pull it all together.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank allie92968
Reviewed October 10, 2017

I was late so I didn't get inside but I was so happy to learn about this place from the signage located outside. There were enough info to get my interest. So I googled on my phone the whole story about this place. I learned...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

The Vermilion County Museum has informative displays and hands-on areas. Great place for children and adults!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 45maureenn
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Just in town for the day, we couldn't spend a lot of time here but carved out about an hour. Loved exploring this museum! From the quilts, fossils, rocks, coal mine, penny farthing bike, baseball case, to the Lincoln law office, Civil War drums, photography...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rainofhearts
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were there to do some genealogical research & see what Danville had to offer. Staff was very helpful in sharing information and helping us locate other places to visit. Thank you

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

Great stop if you like history! This is a Lincoln sight! He stayed in the house when he was a lawyer and making his rounds on his circuit. It is beautifully maintained and the house steps you back to the 1860's . Part of the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

I liked the way it was set up. There was even a souvenir shop that allows you to buy different things

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed January 4, 2016

Many cities, large and small, are proud and quick to brag about their native sons and daughters. But how many cities the size of Danville, Illinois, with 32,523 residents in 2013, can boast of so many well-known and accomplished celebrities--Gene Hackman, Dick Van Dyke, Donald...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

Historic land mark. Many figures have connections with the once home of a local Doctor. Very cool to be here. There is another newer building you must tour while there.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Stephen C
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