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Kaskaskia Bell

County Road U, Kaskaskia, Chester, IL
+1 618-859-3031
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Being a history buff, my wife and I made the long drive from St.Louis to Kaskaskia Island to view... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
Illinois Liberty Bell, Illinois west of the Mississippi River!

This bell is housed in a little shed in old Kaskaskia, which is the only part of Illinois that is... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Ace J
Chicago, Illinois
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County Road U, Kaskaskia, Chester, IL
+1 618-859-3031
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Being a history buff, my wife and I made the long drive from St.Louis to Kaskaskia Island to view this famous Liberty Bell of the West. Although the island is part of Illinois, you can only reach it from Missouri through a rather dismal, dying...More

Thank alzari
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This bell is housed in a little shed in old Kaskaskia, which is the only part of Illinois that is west of the Mississippi River. Press the button and the door swings open and you can see the bell. It has quite a history, which...More

Thank Ace J
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Found this site by accident when researching things along Eclipse line of totality. Never heard of this, ever, before. Fascinating spot. Docent was a volunteer church member of the congregation taking her turn with visitors. thank you, Ms. Klein. Gen. George Clark defeated the British...More

Thank PAnomad4
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I live in Eastern Kentucky and my son has moved to the same county as this bell. The drive from Illinois takes you across the Mississippi River and around some back roads of Missouri to actually get to Kaskaskia which is on the West side...More

Thank papagrit
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a very important piece of our history tucked away in a very remote area of Illinois, (which you actually access from St. Mary's, Missouri). The old church next door is beautiful! Just look for it's tall steeple to find this landmark.

Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed 29 September 2016

and even less about the surrounding area. The bell is a fascinating story but you see it through a set of doors and an iron gate fr/ about ten feet away so there is no way to see the inscriptions or ironwork nor can you...More

1  Thank tencatdaddy
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The method of viewing of the bell was a very good idea. Push a button and a door opens. For history buffs a very interesting place. The entire site is also of interest to those with geology background because of the river history.

1  Thank elrathia61427
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It was so interesting to learn that this bell was donated by Louis XV King of France in the 1700's and that it was conservated. Very interesting place!

1  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 4 April 2016

As part of a day trip, we drove to Kaskaskia to see the famous bell that Louis XV gave to the good Catholic folks of the area in 1744. It's housed in a tiny brick building. When you ring a doorbell, the doors open (or...More

3  Thank Suzy B
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Probably would not have visited if we were not already in the area. Knew about Kaskaskia from the Cable show "How the States Got Their Shapes". Neat to see and say we have been there.

1  Thank SilverSpring812
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