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1    Arlington Heights Historical Museum
2    Bishop Hill State Historic Site
3    Blackberry Farm - Pioneer Village
4    Fort Massac State Park
5    Fort de Chartres
6    Garfield Farm and Inn Museum
7    Illinois & Michigan Canal
8    Illinois Railway Museum
9    Ingram's Log Cabin Village
10  Lincoln Log Cabin State Park
11  Lincoln Home National Historic Site
12  Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
13  Macon County Historical Museum and Prairie Village
14  Illinois Waterway Visitor Center
15  Midway Village & Museum Center
16  Naper Settlement
17  Nauvoo Restoration, Inc.
18  Vinegar Hill Historic Lead Mine and Museum
19  Stone Coal Log Cabin Village/Coal Creek Village
20  Saline Creek Pioneer Village & Museum
21  Apple River Fort Interpretive
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Arlington Heights Historical Museum Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: 5 building complex, including Coach House, log cabin, 1882 house, 1908 house.Address
110 W Fremont St
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
General Location:
Closest City:  Chicago
Closest Interstate:  I-90 to SR 53, exit Euclid Ave
Closest Airport: 
Chicago O'Hare  ORD

Contact
Phone 847 255-1225
Bishop Hill State Historic Site Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description:  Swedish religious colony, founded as a communal organizationAddress
S Bishop Hill St
PO Box D
Bishop Hill, Illinois 61419
General Location:
Closest City:  Rock Island/Moline
Closest Interstate: 
I-74 or I-80
Closest Airport:  Quad Cities MLI


Contact
Phone 309 927-3345
Blackberry Farm - Pioneer Village Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: carriage collection, arboretum with 200 varieties of trees, farm collections, streets museum with 11 exhibit stores, craftsAddress
100 S Barnes Rd
Aurora, Illinois 60506
General Location: west of Aurora IL
Closest City:  Chicago
Closest Interstate: 
I-88 exit Orchard Road
Closest Airport: 
Chicago O'Hare ORD

Contact
Phone 630 892-1550

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Fort Massac State Park Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: On the Ohio River, replica of 1794 fort, museum, annual encampment and 11 living history weekendsAddress
1308 E th St
Metropolis, Illinois 62960
General Location:
Closest City:  Paducah, KY (2 mi)
Closest Interstate:  I-24 exit 37 (road runs through the park
Closest Airport:  Paducah, KY Barkley Regional PAH


Contact
Phone 618 524-4712
Fort de Chartres Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: French stone fort of early 1700's, original powder magazine, reconstructed walls and sentry boxesAddress
1350 State Route 155
RR2
Prairie du Rocher, Illinois 62277
General Location:
Closest City:  St Louis MO
Closest Interstate:  I-24
Closest Airport:  St Louis STL


Contact
Phone 618 284-7230
Garfield Farm and Inn Museum Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: 281 acre 1840's farm and 1846 inn being restored as working 1840's farm w surviving prairieAddress
3n016 Garfield Road
St Charles, Illinois 60175
General Location:
Closest City:  St Charles (Chicago 30 mi)
Closest Interstate:  between I-88 & I-90
Closest Airport: Chicago O'Hare ORD


Contact
Phone 630 584-8485

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Illinois & Michigan Canal  Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Museum at beginning of Canal trailAddress
803 S State St
Lockport, Illinois 60441
General Location:
Closest City:  Joliet
Closest Interstate:  I-55 exit 257 to SR 36 (Renwick Rd)
Closest Airport:  Chicago Midway MDW


Contact
Phone 815 838-5080
Illinois Railway Museum Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description:  Largest railway collection in US, 4.9 mile demonstration railwayAddress
7000 Olson Road
Union, Illinois 60180
General Location:
Closest City:  Rockford (25 mi)
Closest Interstate:  I-90
Closest Airport:  Chicago O'Hare ORD


Contact
Phone 815 923-4000
Toll free 800 BIG RAIL
Ingram's Log Cabin Village Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: 17 authentic pre-Civil War log buildings, 13 authentically furnished.Address
RR2
PO Box 22
Kinmundy, Illinois 62854
General Location:
Closest City:  Effingham
Closest Interstate:  I-57 exit 127
Closest Airport:  St Louis STL


Contact
Phone 618 547-7123

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10  Lincoln Log Cabin State Park Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description:  last home of Abraham Lincoln's parents, also Sargent Farm living history farm from 1840'sAddress
400 S Lincoln Hwy
RR1 Box 172A
Lerna, Illinois 62440
General Location:
Closest City:  Mattoon (5 mi)
Closest Interstate:  I-57 exit 190 or 194
Closest Airport:  Mattoon Coles County MTO (United only); Champaign CMI


Contact
Phone 217 345-6489
11  Lincoln Home National Historic Site Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: The only home Lincoln ever owned, restored 2 story house and visitor center, neighborhood now being restored to Lincoln eraAddress
426 S Seventh St
Springfield, Illinois 62701
General Location:
Closest City:  Springfield
Closest Interstate:  I-55 exit 98, I-72 exit 103 (same exit, interstates merge here)
Closest Airport:  Springfield Capital SPI


Contact
Phone 217 492-4241
12  Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description:  reconstruction of village where Lincoln spent young adulthood. Log houses, tavern, stores, mills, school as of 1830'sAddress
RR1 Box 244A
Petersburg, Illinois 62675
General Location:
Closest City:  Springfield (15 mi)
Closest Interstate:  I-55, exit 109 SR 124 to County 2
Closest Airport:  Springfield Capital SPI


Contact
Phone 217 632-4000

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13  Macon County Historical Museum and Prairie Village Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: museum, train depot, school house, blacksmith shop, Lincoln Log CourthouseAddress
5880 North Fork Road
Decatur, Illinois 62521
General Location:
Closest City:  Decatur
Closest Interstate:  I-72
Closest Airport:  Decatur (TWA only); Champaign University CMI


Contact
Phone 217 422-4919
14  Illinois Waterway Visitor Center Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Part of the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Center, this small visitor center is located at the Starved Rock Lock and Dam on the Illinois RiverAddress
Dee Bennette Road
Utica, Illinois
General Location:
Closest City:  Joliet (45 mi)
Closest Interstate:  I-80 exit 81
Closest Airport:  Chicago ORD


Contact
Phone 815 667-4054
15  Midway Village & Museum Center Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: 24 structures including hardware store, general store, print shop, blacksmith shop, fire & police stations, museumAddress
6799 Guilford Road
Rockford, Illinois 61107
General Location:
Closest City:  Rockford
Closest Interstate:  I-90 exit US Business 20
Closest Airport:  Chicago O'Hare ORD


Contact
Phone 815 397-9112

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16  Naper Settlement Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: 30 structures on 13 acres, Victorian mansion, homes, businesses, fort, log house, chapel, one room schoolAddress
523 S Webster St
Naperville, Illinois 60540
General Location:
Closest City:  Chicago (15 mi)
Closest Interstate:  I-88, exit 143 or 141
Closest Airport:  Chicago O'Hare ORD


Contact
Phone 708 420-6010
17  Nauvoo Restoration, Inc. Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: 24 separate sites including 20 restored homes and businesses of 1840'sAddress
Main & Young Sts
PO Box 215
Nauvoo, Illinois 62354
General Location:
Closest City:  Keokuk, IA
Closest Major Road:  SR 96 to US 136
Closest Airport:  Burlington (IA) Mncpl BRL


Contact
Phone 217 453-2233
Toll free 800 453-0022
18  Vinegar Hill Historic Lead Mine and Museum Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Underground lead mine, tour includes a walk down into the mineAddress
8885 N Three Pines Rd
Galena, Illinois 61036
General Location:
Closest City:  Dubuque, IA (17 mi)
Closest Major Road:  SR 84 to US 20
Closest Airport:  Dubuque (IA) Mncpl DBQ


Contact
Phone 815 777-0855

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19  Stone Coal Log Cabin Village/Coal Creek Village Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Original log buildingsAddress
Pana Pioneer Heritage Guild
Pana, Illinois 62557
General Location:
Closest City:  Decatur (35 mi)
Closest Major Road:  US 51 to I-72 (north), I-70 (south)
Closest Airport:  Decatur DEC (TWA only); Springfield SPI


Contact
Phone 217 562-4240
20  Saline Creek Pioneer Village & Museum Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description:  Log cabin village & poor farm museumAddress
1600 Feazel St
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
General Location:
Closest City:  Paducah, KY (65 mi), Evansville, IN (65 mi)
Closest Major Road:  US 45 to I-57 in Marion
Closest Airport:  Paducah, KY Barkley Regional PAH


Contact
Phone 618 252-6789
21  Apple River Fort Interpretive Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Fort reconstructed on a hill overlooking town, and an interpretive center with a model of the fort and exhibits on the history of the Black Hawk War, the Saulk & Fox Indians and the settlers of Apple Address
311 E Myrtle
PO Box 206
Elizabeth, Illinois 61068
General Location:
Closest City:  Dubuque, IA (30 mi)
Closest Major Road:  US 20
Closest Airport:  Dubuque Municipal DBQ


Contact
Phone 815 858-2028

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