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Attraction Category Historical Sites

Walldog Murals

Downtown Jacksonville Painters from all over the U.S. and as far away as Ireland and Australia worked on these 10 historical murals. They are located in various areas of downtown Jacksonville. For more information call (217) 245.688 or visit jacksonvilleil.org

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Abraham Lincoln Voices of Jacksonville Audio Tour

Follow in the steps of Abraham Lincoln through historic Jacksonville.  See the actual places and hear the real stories of Lincoln as his friends and associates knew him while Looking For Lincoln in Jacksonville.  These creative history stories are professionally

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Jacksonville Historical Home Tour

While in Jacksonville, be sure to take time to take in the historical home tour. For more information on the home tour, click the link below. Jacksonville Historical Home Tour

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Old East School and Shastid House

   The Old East School is architecturally significant.  Designed by John Mills Van Osdel, architect of the Illinois Governor’s Mansion, the Palmer House in Chicago and many other important buildings, the East School is on the National Register of Historic

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Old Mormontown

Three miles east of Pittsfield on Illinois Highway 106 visitors can find an official Illinois State Historical marker commemorating the site of old Mormontown.  While it is currently only a farm field, Mormontown was once a community of over 300

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Looking for Lincoln – Talking House Tour of Pittsfield

Pittsfield is fortunate to have a number of locations with historic significance in relation to Abraham Lincoln. When in Pittsfield, be sure to take the tour of Lincoln Talking Homes. View the following link for information on the tour. Looking

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William Watson Hotel

William Watson Hotel             217-285-6030105 E. WashingtonPittsfield, IL 62363www.williamwatsonhotel.com

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New Philadelphia Historic Site

Three miles east of the present site of Barry, Illinois in Hadley Township lies a marker commemorating the frontier town of New Philadelphia founded in 1836, and giving homage to its founder, Frank McWorter.  But this is more than just

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Wittmond Hotel

The historic Wittmond Hotel, established in 1847 and located in the village of  Brussel, Illinois, offers full family style dining dining. Hours: The Wittmond Hotel is open and serving our full family style meal Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from

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McCully Heritage Project

The McCully Heritage Project is a natural area made up of 940 acres of hills and hollows in Calhoun County, Illinois. The project offers 15 miles of hiking and horse back riding trails, two ponds for fishing and turtle watching,

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