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Nice history lesson

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. $3 for adults, $1 for students. Was... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Kelly L
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Nice place.

This was a great experience. Both the kids (12) and my mom enjoyed it. The tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska
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East Peru Street, Princeton, IL
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. $3 for adults, $1 for students. Was disappointed that we weren't allowed to take pictures. Was neat to see where the escaped slaves hid!

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This was a great experience. Both the kids (12) and my mom enjoyed it. The tour guide was very friendly and the tour was light. The house is not large, so the tour did not take long. There is a second floor if you can...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Very informative and interesting tour. Spent about 45 minutes. Was very enjoyable and well worth the $3 donation.

Thank Josh N
Reviewed 22 December 2017

If your in Princeton Illinois shopping,dining,or passing through,take a short informative tour of the Lovely Homestead. A great piece of history you might want to include in your travels.

Thank spietran
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Two elements of this home make it stand out. First, rather than walking ourselves through the home, the $3 admission fee unexpectedly supplied two guides (Austin and Andrew, one on each floor) who brought the home to life with their insights. Second, the home has...More

Thank Norman L
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This was the home of Owen Lovejoy (an abolitionist, Congregationalist preacher, Congressman, and brother of Elijah Lovejoy who was murdered for his abolitionist views). Two well-prepared docents give excellent tours (for $3.00) of this house. This home was used as a "station" of the Underground...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Lots of very interesting history. Its only open 4 months of year. Weekends from 1:00 4:00 pm . So we got there just after lunch with no one there but the guide for the Homestead. Very nice place.

Thank 881lizp
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Mention Princeton, Illinois, and it brings to mind Joe Ruklick, an outstanding high school basketball player in the 1950s. Several years ago, when I visited Princeton for the first time, I was made aware of the Owen Lovejoy Homestead. As a Civil War historian, I...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a must see when you are in Princeton. The fully restored home build in the late 1800's offers tours and informational brochures about what life was like when slaves tried to flee their masters and seek freedom. I have included more historical information...More

3  Thank Jerry N
Reviewed 22 July 2015

When I was a child, the Lovejoy home was neglected and decaying. I'm so happy that efforts were made to restore the homestead and turn it into a historical site. The house is restored so that it reflects the mid-nineteenth century. Rev. Lovejoy and his...More

2  Thank Barb P
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