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Bishop Hill State Historic Site

. Description:  Swedish religious colony in rural western Illinois, it lasted from 1846 to 1861.  Several of the colony buildings still exist, most around a village green.
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How to find: 

Address:
S Bishop Hill St
PO Box D
Bishop Hill, IL 61419

Parent Organization:
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Contacts
Phone 309 927-3345
URL(s)
  Bishop Hill
 www.bishophill.com
  Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
  http://www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/bishop_hill.htm
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
MAY 29-Sep 4 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5
MAR-MY 28 9-5 x x 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5
NOV-FEB 9-4 x x 9-4 9-4 9-4 9-4
Season  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, NY Day
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
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As of APR 2007       ?    +25 require reservation
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Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing:
Bishop Hill Heritage Assoc offers tours for groups, school or individuals for $3.50 per person, or $20 minimum  mailto:bhha@winco.net, 309  927-3899
Reservation Contact:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Visit the museum which features more than 90 paintings by Olof Krans, many of them depicting life at the colony, then tour the Colony church, which also contained living and dining areas, and the Colony Hotel, which contained a third floor ballroom.
Big Events: Jordbrukskagarna (Sep) Suggested Stay:
Period 1850s Type of Site Rural/communal
Buildings: Colony Church, Colony Hotel, Museum
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Bishop Hill Heritage Museum   Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site, www.stepintoplaces.com  

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Nearby Places to Stay:

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Address
Contact
Camping/RV  
Geneseo Campground 22978 Illinois Hwy 82
Geneseo IL 22978
309 944-6465

Bed & Breakfast

 
Colony Hospital B&B 110 North Olson St
Bishop Hill IL 61419
309 927-3506
Aunt Daisy's B&B 223 West Central Blvd
Kewanee IL 61443
309 853-3300
http://www.auntdaisy.net
Ewenique B&B 229 East Main Street
Geneseo IL 61254
309 945-1170
Chestnut Street Inn 301 East Chestnut Street
Sheffield IL 61361
815 454-2419
Barn B&B 1690 Kenny Street
Dahinda IL 61428
309 639-4408
Fahnestock House 591 North Prairie Street
Galesburg IL 61401
309 344-0270
Great House 501 East Losey Street
Galesburg IL 61401
309 342-8683
Hartman House 401 South Center Street
Geneseo IL 61254
309 944-0288
Knox Station Bed & 976 Mine Road
Knoxville IL 61448
309 289-4047
Seacord House B&B 624 North Cherry Street
Galesburg IL 61401
309 342-4107
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Kewanee Hotel & 125 North Chestnut St
Kewanee IL 61443
309 852-2141
Kewanee Motor Lodge 400 South Main St
Kewanee IL 61443
309 853-4000
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Kewanee IL 61443
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Deck Plaza Restaurant & Motel 2181 South Oakwood Avenue
Geneseo IL 61254
309 944-4651
Candlelight Villa 1403 1st Street
Coal Valley IL 61240
309 799-5151
Comfort Inn of Galesburg 907 West Carl Sandburg Drive
Galesburg IL 61401
309 344-5445
Country Inn & Suites - Carlson 2284 Promenade Court
Galesburg IL 61401
309 344-4444
Fairfield Inn 901 West Carl Sandburg Drive
Galesburg IL 61401
309 344-1911
Hampton Inn 6920 27th Street
Moline IL 61265
309 762-1711
Jumer's Continental Inn 260 South Soangetaha Road
Galesburg IL 61401
309 343-7151
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