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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

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Loved the house i just wish we could have gotten a full tour. Didnt get to see upstairs or the... read more

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One thing is sure, if you travel to a new area and you don't do any research, you may be missing... read more

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the house i just wish we could have gotten a full tour. Didnt get to see upstairs or the basement which was disappointing. It would have been nice if it wasnt mandatory to watch the educational video before as well. The gorgeous house almost...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One thing is sure, if you travel to a new area and you don't do any research, you may be missing out on an opportunity to learn about history or experience something totally new. Do your research. First and foremost, this tour is FREE! Yes,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Fjorz
Reviewed 7 January 2019

The Davis house represents life over 150 years ago. Davis was an associate of Lincoln and eventually sat on the US Supreme Court. The house is shown by docent lead tours. Most of the rooms have period piece furniture but generally not original furniture. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank John G
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I highly recommend a visit. Christmas is a great time to tour. The guides are very good and you may be surprised about what you learn regarding our local history and the Davis family.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

The best time to visit is during the Christmas season. They have everything decorated with period appropriate decorations. Guides tell a wonderful story of the history of the mansion.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank lovesanantonio2018
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We spent some time touring the home. It is very impressive and showcased a lot of history of Illinois and the David Davis family. The tour begins with an informational video before going into the home. The house itself is very majestic, especially for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Wife and I had our own wonderful tour guide! The house has so much history and is really worth a visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to tour. We arrived late in the afternoon. We were the only visitors there at the time so we got a personal tour. The tour was interesting and enjoyable. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Charles M
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This no doubt was a stately mansion in its time. This renovation of the home is helping to restore it to original beauty. Read the Guy Fraker book about Lincoln on the Eighth Circuit prior to visiting this site. It will help you to understand...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Denise S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Two of us showed up at the mansion office just about an hour before closing on a summer Saturday, and we were warmly greeted by two gentlemen, one who directed us to view the introductory video as another family followed in behind us from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Clare L
21 January 2018|
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Response from surenaf2017 | Reviewed this property |
Same as above -also great gift shop . Lots of stairs so keep that in mind.
Lisa E
12 December 2017|
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Response from illinostraveler | Property representative |
Yes. Wed-Sat, 9-4.
Joanna B
1 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.