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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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Land of Lincoln History

This is a beautiful house, but more than that David Davis was a law partner of Abraham Lincoln... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Don’t miss Clover Lawn

A very well preserved mansion built by Judge David Davis. His wife Sarah was primarily responsible... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Bloomington, Illinois
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1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
+1 309-828-1084
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful house, but more than that David Davis was a law partner of Abraham Lincoln. The history in this area is very interesting .

Thank Bryn3
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A very well preserved mansion built by Judge David Davis. His wife Sarah was primarily responsible for the planning and supervised the construction while the Judge was away. Davis was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln and rode with him on the 8th Judicial Circuit....More

Thank janababe1301
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This site is one of my favorites to take out-of-town guests! An unexpected treasure on the prairie, everyone enjoys its unique architecture and, of course, its connection to President Lincoln. I have visited many times over the years and never tire of hearing the family...More

Thank laurapj422
Reviewed 27 October 2017

A true treasure of the state! Great docent (Cecilia), she was kind, patient and accommodating. We never felt rushed and learned a lot about the owner of the mansion and the history of the place . beautiful house and grounds as well as the outlying...More

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Accidentally came across this beautiful home and very much enjoyed the tour and story. Well worth the time to visit this historic home. It’s a unique way to relive the past and learn first hand how people lived in those days. Even the wealthy were...More

Thank kbbradford
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Great tours for someone out of country or who like history in the reality of real time. Some of the actors are really good

Thank surenaf2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

been years but I do enjoy garden events and Christmas at Mansion. The Christmas event is in full gala and historical.

Thank cj61754
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The docents are well trained and give a delightful tour of a beautiful historic home. I know, cause I used to be one of them before moving out of the area. Enjoy it!!

Thank _gheller1943
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I have visited many historic homes and this has to be near the top of the list for the best restoration. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the video and garden. Allow at least an hour - learn something new about a...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I think the best time to tour the Mansion is close to Holiday time. It is decorated beautifully. Depending upon your tour guide, the information we were given was well research, interesting and well presented. I appreciated the emphasis place upon Mrs. Davis, or corsets,...More

Thank 494joannb
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Questions & Answers
Lisa E
12 December 2017|
Response from illinostraveler | Property representative |
Yes. Wed-Sat, 9-4.
Joanna B
2 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.
11 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!