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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
+1 309-828-1084
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Interesting find

Accidentally came across this beautiful home and very much enjoyed the tour and story. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Russellville, Alabama
history you can walk through

Great tours for someone out of country or who like history in the reality of real time. Some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bloomington,il, United States
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1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
+1 309-828-1084
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accidentally came across this beautiful home and very much enjoyed the tour and story. Well worth the time to visit this historic home. It’s a unique way to relive the past and learn first hand how people lived in those days. Even the wealthy were...More

Thank kbbradford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tours for someone out of country or who like history in the reality of real time. Some of the actors are really good

Thank surenaf2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

been years but I do enjoy garden events and Christmas at Mansion. The Christmas event is in full gala and historical.

Thank cj61754
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The docents are well trained and give a delightful tour of a beautiful historic home. I know, cause I used to be one of them before moving out of the area. Enjoy it!!

Thank _gheller1943
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I have visited many historic homes and this has to be near the top of the list for the best restoration. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the video and garden. Allow at least an hour - learn something new about a...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I think the best time to tour the Mansion is close to Holiday time. It is decorated beautifully. Depending upon your tour guide, the information we were given was well research, interesting and well presented. I appreciated the emphasis place upon Mrs. Davis, or corsets,...More

Thank 494joannb
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I love to tour historic homes. This one was an elegant home that was fun to tour. I had never heard of David Davis. For history buffs, this is a great place to stop and learn about this very wealthy family. The tour guides lacked...More

1  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This mansion was built in the 1800's and has been continually lived in by the Davis family until the 1960s. It is an excellent example of a nicely done, stately home without the over the top things you see in other mansions. Worth the visit!

Thank John L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The current property owners have done a great job of depicting the life of affluence in the 19th century. And the ties to local history and Abraham Lincoln are fascinating for anyone with a natural curiosity of American history.

Thank lv2travel38
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Can't really do 5 stars only because it is basically a house of a man only partly know by people in Bloomington. The workers are very nice and willing to answer all your questions, but they don't always know the answers.

1  Thank Nick_BMI
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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.
11 March 2015|
Response from illinostraveler |
We'd be more than happy to book a tour. Just give us a call at 309-828-1084. Please click on our website for details. Posting guidelines won't allow me to place it in the answer. Thanks for the inquiry!