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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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Worth a trip on its own.

The docents are well trained and give a delightful tour of a beautiful historic home. I know... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Beautifully restored home

I have visited many historic homes and this has to be near the top of the list for the best... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie B
Collinsville, Illinois
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1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
+1 309-828-1084
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 10 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 13 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
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We just drove around it and looked at it....it was boring looking and scary.it was cold outside also

Thank educateuc
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I live close to the Davis Davis mansion but had never stopped by to see the interior. One boring day, my wife invited me to tour the place for the Christmas holidays. I'm certainly glad I did. The guided tour was free and the guide...More

Thank Rafael R
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

One of Bloomington's historic mansions the home was built around 1872 and has been nicely restored. At a cost of $75,000--a princely sum for the time and more than double the original budget--it wasn't a huge house compared to other stately homes, but included modern...More

2  Thank Noni314
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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.
10 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!