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“Civil War Days are the Best Times”

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
“Civil War Days are the Best Times”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

When they run a civil war re-enactment, this is the best time to visit the mansion of the former Supreme Court Justice and Abe Lincolns law partner and friend. It will be an entire afternoon of activities and don't worry food is available. You will feel like you have gone back to the Civil War days.

Visited July 2013
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Bloomington, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“A Holiday Treat”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

They have a special tour of older homes around Christmas that is organized and begins and ends at the David Davis home. There are guided tours in all the homes with lots of history. It has quite a lot of town & Illinois history connected to it. Definitely worth seeing. There was a small nominal fee for the Christmas tour of homes to cover the shuttle buses.

Visited December 2012
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s.ohio
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106 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was a wonderful surprise when we toured the Davis Mansion. What a beautiful home with an interesting history. Well worth the the time to go the home. My 14 yr old son even thought it was interesting.

Visited July 2013
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eureka, il
Level 6 Contributor
252 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Beautiful at Christmas!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is so much fun to go through this at Christmastime. When we entered the front door, music wafted to our ears with violins playing in the background. They were baking cookies so that smelled wonderful also! They take you through the mansion explaining the hx of it all. Very interesting and beautiful place!

Visited December 2012
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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delight of Lincoln Era”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Blast to the Past! This beautifully restored mansion was the home of David Davis, friend of Abrham Lincoln. It sits on beaitful grounds and gardens where many festivals and events take place at the mansion. During the year the home is opened for holiday showing which are very special reinactments of the period when Judge Davis lived. It is worth the time to see this home if you are interested in history or architecture.

Visited August 2012
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