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“Part of Lincoln's History”

David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
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Normal, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Part of Lincoln's History”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is well worth seeing and hearing a lot about David Davis. This guy not only was Lincoln law partner, but appointed to the Supreme court.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A Bloomington highlight”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Lincoln-era mansion decorated in period style. Docents do walking tours for a nominal donation. Especially pretty at holiday season with many trees decorated in Victorian manner. The kitchen is the high point!

Visited March 2012
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IL
Level 6 Contributor
260 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have visited several mansion across the US and even though the Davis Mansion could not compare to the Mansion in Newport -
Davis is an excellent example of victorian living. The cost is only $4 for adults and the tour last about a hour. Worth the visit.

Visited July 2012
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Thermopolis, Wyoming
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worlds Greatest Mansion and Garden Combination from the1870s”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

This mansion is just as David and Sarah left it to their son Perrin Davis in 1886. The mansion staff provide true historical interpretations including the history of Lincoln and Davis relationship among others, and the holiday decorations/presentations are the best anywhere!

Visited November 2012
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Pekin, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
405 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Excellent example of Victorian architecture and furniture.”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

The house tour is very informative, being the former home of a U. S. Supreme Court Justice and colleague of A. Lincoln. They have a nice garden.

Visited August 2012
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