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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
+1 309-828-1084
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Friendly staff, real connection with visitors

No need to plan in advance - just drop by! The house is beautifully restored and so well kept... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
Irina I
Bloomington, Illinois
Worth to visit once and a must see place!

We never had a plan to visit this place but after reading the reviews we decided to visit David... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2016
Mukunth N
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1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
+1 309-828-1084
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

No need to plan in advance - just drop by! The house is beautifully restored and so well kept! Expect to climb lots of stairs - but this experience gives you the "real!" feel of the place. The facts about Lincoln papers being kept in...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2016

We never had a plan to visit this place but after reading the reviews we decided to visit David Davis Mansion.... believe me or not it was a real surprise to us ..... The mansion was awesome!! We had a initial 20 mins of video...More

Thank Mukunth N
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We have been in the home several time when our Car show was being held on the grounds. The home is outstanding. Beautifully kept. Helpful tour guides and a fun gift shop.. My personal favorite is the garden. You can go through the garden then...More

Thank jazzypelican1618
Reviewed 14 January 2016

As a friend of David Davis, Abraham Lincoln visited with him here. The house has been beautifully and meticulously restored to help bring you back to another time. They host special events there for some of the holidays. Interested in history, architecture, art, the community?...More

Thank Ezcookin
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I recently toured the David Davis Mansion when it was decorated for Christmas. There was a large decorated Christmas tree in almost every room. The mansion has 13.5 foot ceilings, exquisite woodwork throughout, windows of various styles and sizes, tastefully decorated rooms with period furniture...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 1 January 2016

This place is rich with it. Hard to imagine sometimes that David Davis owned this much land, was good friends with President Lincoln, and had amenities in this mansion that were decades ahead of it's time. This place is beautiful inside, and decorated beautifully for...More

Thank Camarofan5
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We toured the mansion as part of "Christmas at the Mansions." This one was decorated lavishly for Christmas, not necessarily historically correct but very appealing. Costumed interpreters in every room answered questions and were quite knowledgeable. The mansion is exceptionally well maintained. During the day,...More

Thank Merrill M
Reviewed 25 October 2015

You start in what looks like a small house. Watch a documentary about the family and the house. Then they take you to the house. Its a beautiful house with mostly original furnishings. The tour guide was excellent.

Thank Paul_Dumond
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Our plans had changed and we were left with a beautiful fall day and had not been to the City in a year. Friendly tour guide Beautiful home. Donation suggested.

Thank Peg H
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is the home of Judge David Davis who was a good friend of Abraham Lincolns. One of the Lincoln/Douglas debates was held on these grounds. It is like stepping back in time and learning about Illinois history. Check out the special events that go...More

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Joanna B
1 July 2015|
Response from illinostraveler |
If Market Sunday falls on July 19th, yes we are from 9-4. We are closed every other Sunday. The 19th is our final Civil War Days event. Our regular hours are 9-4 Wed-Sat. Thanks for the inquiry.
10 March 2015|
Response from illinostraveler |
We'd be more than happy to book a tour. Just give us a call at 309-828-1084. Please click on our website for details. Posting guidelines won't allow me to place it in the answer. Thanks for the inquiry!