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“Cool piece of local history”

David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is very nice and is fun to walk through. The history behind the house and David Davis' life makes the tour even more fun. Cool attraction to see once. The location of the building is unexpectedly in the middle of a neighborhood, but you will have a good time walking through this piece of Civil War era history.

Thank Nicholas K
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

We had a car show there each spring and the grounds are perfect for that. The house is full of history and makes a nice time filler while there. The mature trees are a nice touch as well. Not much more to say.

Thank triumpha2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

This house was beyond cool. The history in this house was very interesting and there was a lot of original items to the house that made it even better. We had a private, guided tour and the host was wonderful and full of knowledge. Highly recommended!

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

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 .

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Reviewed November 10, 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. Tour guides are very knowledgeable.

Thank janababe1301
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