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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Bloomington
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

The wife and I went here on a Sunday and we were the only one's there. That's a shame. The history and connection with President Lincoln will open your eyes. This Mansion was way ahead of it's time tith indoor plumming and water. Take your time and look at the architecture and relize what they did with hand tools.
There is no admission charge but you can make a contribution after the tour if you like. No pressure

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Reviewed January 16, 2012

late nineteenth century mansion with cutting edge technology for the day. large volume of family documents allow for a very personalized historic experience. very well maintained

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Reviewed January 10, 2012

Beautiful home and gardens and tours are very informative. Beautifuly decorated at Christmas time!

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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Truly a sight to behold...You are escorted room to room with a disertation about the Mansion. Delightful gift shop at the end of tours. Christmas time is a great time to visit...

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Reviewed November 25, 2011

This historic home tour was wonderful! Our guide was very familiar with the history of the home and the home itself is restored beautifully. There was very interesting artwork and historic details throughout the home.
The Davis mansion belonged to Judge David Davis and his wife Sarah Davis. Judge Davis, as we learned on the tour, was very influential in the presidential nomination of Abraham Lincoln. It was nice to get a bit of added Lincoln history during the tour, in addition to seeing how a wealthy family lived during the 1870s.
What impressed me most about this tour was that we were able to walk through almost every room, not just get a peek into them through roped-off doorways. The grounds were very nice to walk around, also, with a small garden featuring heirloom plants.
The tour was free, with donations suggested. As an added note, this is a historic home, and wheelchair access was limited.

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