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Historic Houses in Illinois

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Get an introduction to the historic houses and museums of Illinois. Learn about docent tours, visitors guides, and hours.
  • Belvedere Mansion and Gardens

    Italianate mansion in Galena with 22 rooms and extremely lavish. Open mid May to November for tours.

  • Clarke House Museum

    Read about tours and events, history, the Clarke's, restoration, and architecture.

  • Ellwood House

    Grand Victorian mansion built in 1879 by barbed wire millionaire Isaac L. Ellwood.

  • Glessner House Museum

    Henry Hobson Richardson designed and completed this home in 1887. The home is a designated National Historic Landmark.

  • Heber C. Kimball Home

    Information offered from the LDS Church on this homes significance in the Saints westward trek.

  • Jane Addams Hull House Museum

    Overview of information about Jane Addams, Hull House, and the role it played in immigrant history.

  • Jarrot Mansion

    1807 home of French born entrepreneur Nicholas Jarrot. It is designed in American Federal architecture.

  • Kruse House Museum

    Depiction of life in the Fred Kruse familie's 1917 four-square home. Overseen by the West Chicago Historical Society.

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