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Address: 1601 Maine St, Quincy, IL 62301-4264
Phone Number: +1 217-224-7669
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Very polite tour guide!

The place was small and quaint, but the tour guide was very friendly and polite. Really pretty views from the property.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Kirsten197834
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The place was small and quaint, but the tour guide was very friendly and polite. Really pretty views from the property.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A must see if you want to see the interior of a massive historic home. So many wonderful features and great tour. There is an elevator to the upper levels. (We could not get in the door via the accessible ramp, however; it was locked.)

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Marion, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Home is gorgeous and a true historical gem locally. Limited hours and events. In the summers they have previously held "American Girl" day camps, which was a great idea for children, but not unless your child had an American Girl doll. I feel like there was probably a better theme for a day camp that would be much more welcoming... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Maine Street in Quincy is lined with HUGE mansions from a by-gone era, and this one, after serving as a private residence, a nuns' residence, a college residence among others I think, it is now a museum. The first and second floors are retained in the original era - top of the line stuff for the turn of the century... More 

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Cahokia, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Small museum with circulating exhibits. Currently featuring firefighting in Quincy. Also have good exihibit on Mormon trail of tears migration to Quincy. Access is limited as the second floor has a massive staircase that leads to stained glass exhibit which I had to skip due to access. There is access for wheelchairs to the first floor via lift.

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Altona, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is the museum for Quincy, Illinois. It used to be the public library. When they built the present library, it became a museum. It has the original first Quincy fire truck inside it. It is pretty neat. Their winter hours are Tuesday - Saturday 12-4. I'll have to attend when I have more time. Earlier today, they had an... More 

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Burkburnett, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We drove by to see the outside and went back later to tour. Get the guide for the first floor. We enjoyed hearing the story of the house. Great woodwork and beautiful windows. I wish the gardens were still intact. Second floor exhibits were nice. Third floor would be great for a kids event.

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Quincy, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

I ventured into this museum to view a very unusual item, the Ellington Stone. Dated 1671 it predates the explorers Joliet and Marquette by 2 years. Found in the region, and displayed at the museum, it was my objective for the afternoon. The other displays are interesting but very average in my opinion. The staff is friendly and the building... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Went her for something to do after we drove all day to Quincy. The house was built in the late 1800's and the first floor is restored to resemble how it was when the original family lived there. That floor was nice. The second floor was a hodge podge of miscellaneous stuff: Indian artifacts, World War memorabilia, native flora &... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Museum was closed. There was a sign with Sunday afternoon hours only. What was going on? The house and grounds looked nice and it was listed in all the books.

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