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We've been meaning to stop here for quite a while. Wonderful.piece of history...tour guide also... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Walk in Lincoln's footsteps

This is such a nice stop not far off the highway. Especially for a history buff. There is not an... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
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315 W Gallatin St, Vandalia, IL 62471-2820
+1 618-283-1161
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

We've been meaning to stop here for quite a while. Wonderful.piece of history...tour guide also very informative.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

This is such a nice stop not far off the highway. Especially for a history buff. There is not an entry fee, but donations are requested. We paid $10 for our family. The lady who greeted us was very welcoming and informative. After telling us...More

Thank Marcya23
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We've passed by the Vandalia exit many times and noted the sign about the Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site. This trip, we had time and we finally stopped. It's a nicely restored building, well marked with informative signs. We were fortunate that they were having...More

Thank dlp53
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We got here and the sign said it was open on Friday but they were gone for lunch. It was a little after 11 so we decided to go across the street to the distillery for lunch. Pretty good burger and fries. No one had...More

Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re a history buff and love Abe Lincoln this is a must stop location an easy 5 minutes off the highway. See where Abe Lincoln got his start as a lawyer and walk the same floors where he started the movement to abolish slavery.

Thank Kn00kie
Reviewed 25 October 2017

While traveling across IL recently we decided to see if there were any national parks, memorials, etc. that were in our vicinity. No luck with national parks, but we stumbled across the Historic Statehouse in Vandalia where President Lincoln got started with his political career....More

Thank Kanda F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Historic oldest state house in Vandalia. Built to help keep the state capital in Vandalia. Restored to the time Abraham Lincoln served there. 2nd floor is original, so you can walk the floor Lincoln walked!

Thank Booker92
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This first capitol building for Illinois has been very nicely preserved and the docent was knowledgeable and very friendly. Donations are accepted - I recommend it to help maintain the place and keep it going.

Thank tal5418
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

During our cross country drive, we took a detour to see the Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site, and I'm really glad we did. It's a beautiful place with well preserved artifacts. A must see for history buffs and Lincoln fans. And it's a wonderful excuse...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I'm delighted I took a break from driving to visit this fascinating building. I was given a wonderful introduction to its history by the young woman caring for it, and then left to wander around on my own. The various rooms have been lovingly recreated...More

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