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“St. Patricks Day Tour” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
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Pontiac, Illinois
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“St. Patricks Day Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Tour was very interesting - from the Irish servants point of view - my kids paid attention the entire time and loved the corned beef as a bonus at the end.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Remington, Indiana
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151 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Former Vice President's home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Toured on a special garden tours event. Enjoyed the restored house with original furnishings, as well as the garden.

Visited June 2013
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Bloomington, Illinois
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106 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Halloween was fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We went for Halloween one year & they give the kids candy after the tour. The house is very nicely decorated. Another time, the staff was in period costumes. They are very knowledgeable on David Davis and Blm/Normal. Been there a few times and always enjoy it. Very small donation requested. Worth it.

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Normal, Illinois
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

small fee but worth the money. Well furnished and restored home. usually decorated for holidays. small walk through garden and stables.

Visited July 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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180 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Beautiful home, worth touring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We enjoyed our tour of the David Davis Mansion. We parked just past the gardens to the right of the house, and then had to walk all of the way back to the front gate to the visitor's center. If you have family members who can't walk very far, be sure to drop them at the visitor's center before you park the car. We were warmly greeted. The introductory film was very interesting and educational and gave us good background information that enhanced our tour of the house. Our docent, Linda, did an excellent job of showing the house to us. She carried a notebook that contained the facts about the house and the family and referred to it occasionally in response to our questions. I appreciated that she was committed to getting the facts straight. The tour ends at a fairly tacky gift shop, but there might have been some gems there that I just missed. There is an outbuilding that chronicles Abraham Lincoln's work as a circuit judge. We stumbled on it by accident, but it was well worth seeing.

Visited May 2013
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