Attraction Category Historical Sites

Cakeway to the West – Calhoun County Cake

Help celebrate the 250th birthday of St. Louis!  The Village of Hardin was chosen to be part of the celebration by hosting one of the "Cakeway to the West" birthday cakes.  The cake is located along the beautiful Illinois River

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Calhoun County Visitors Center

The Calhoun County Visitors Center is located in the historic Brussels Village Hall, 133 E. Main Street, Brussels, Illinois.  There you will find maps, brochures, historical pictures and information about things to do and places to see in Calhoun County. 

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Lincoln & Douglas Sites in Winchester

Winchester, Illinois has a rich history. Stephen Douglas spent a number of years in Winchester. Click the document below to learn more about Winchester's rich history. Historic Winchester Sites and Information

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Historic Winchester Tour

While in Winchester, be sure to visit some of the community's historically significant sites. Please use the attached guide to show you the way. HISTORIC WINCHESTER TOUR GUIDE

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Greene County Porthole Barn Trail

Scenic Greene County has many unique structures. Be sure to take a drive to see the Porthole Barns!

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Lower Illinois Valley Scenic Bluff Road

When visiting Greene County, be sure to travel the Hillview Road and enjoy the amazing scenery and structures. Click here to see the amazing sites along the route.

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Eli Bridge Wheel

Community Park, at the intersection of Main Street and Morton Avenue. Although the factory is not open for tours, a spin on the locally-operated wheel is available in Community Park during the summer and autumn months. Jacksonville is home to

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Governor Joseph Duncan Mansion

Located in Duncan Park Visit the only Governor’s mansion still standing in the state other than in Springfield.  This restored mansion was used for State business during the term of Governor Joseph Duncan from 1834-1838.  The three-story, 17-room mansion was

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Illinois School For The Deaf Alumni Association Museum

125 Webster Avenue, Building 11, Thomas Officer Hall The museum has 2 floors of displays. Monday-Friday 9am-noon, Saturday by appointment, closed on HolidaysAdults $2, Senior citizens & students $1, under 12 free For more information, visit

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Prairie Land Heritage Museum

On the corner of Michigan Avenue & Lincoln Avenue in South Jacksonville. This museum shows off some of the smaller household and farming items from the past and also includes a section on farm equipment, automotives, a complete veterinarian’s office

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