Historical Sites around Alexander, IL

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Lincoln Home

Lincoln Home
426 South 7th Street
Springfield, IL
Lincoln's home in downtown Springfield has proved irresistible to visitors since it first opened to the public in 1887. Constructed in 1839 and bea...
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Lewis and Clark State Historic Site

Lewis and Clark State Historic Site
One Lewis and Clark Trail
Hartford, IL
History: The Illinois Starting Point of the Lewis & Clark ExpeditionOn January 18, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson proposed the first official...
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Homestead Prairie Farm

Homestead Prairie Farm
Rocksprings Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL
Homestead Prairie Farm is built around the Trobaugh-Good House located at Rock Springs Conservation Area. It has been restored to let visitors expl...
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First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
200 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO
Located within a stone’s throw of the Missouri River and Katy Trail State Park, and in the heart of historic St. Charles, First Missouri State Capi...
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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
30 Ramey Street
Collinsville, IL
About Us:A World Treasure:In 1982, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), designated Cahokia Mounds a Worl...
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James Millikin Homestead

James Millikin Homestead
125 North Pine Street
Decatur, IL
The James Millikin Homestead, located in Decatur, Illinois, is the former residence of James and Anna Millikin, founders of Millikin University, Mi...
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Governor Richard J. Oglesby Mansion

Governor Richard J. Oglesby Mansion
421 West William Street
Decatur, IL
History of the Oglesby MansionThe Oglesby LegacyHistorically, Richard J. Oglesby is recognized as Decatur's most distinguished citizen. He served h...
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Walk in the Footsteps of Abraham Lincoln on the Paris-Springfield Road

Walk in the Footsteps of Abraham Lincoln  on the Paris-Springfield Road
4000 South Franklin Street Road
Decatur, IL
The Paris-Springfield Road was one of the earliest roads in Central Illinois . Named for the two towns it ran between (Paris, Illinois and Springfi...
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Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
2658 Delmar
Saint Louis, MO
An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that Joplin and his wife...
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Macon County History Museum

Macon County History Museum
5580 North Fork Road
Decatur, IL
Our Mission: To advance the study of history by providing a forum for public knowledge through the operation of its museum, library, archives, and...
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Carl Sandburg Historic Site

Carl Sandburg Historic Site
313 East Third Street
Galesburg, IL
The Carl Sandburg Historic Site is supported by the State of Illinois and the nonprofit Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association. The Association sp...
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Bethel School

Bethel School
Friends Creek Conservation Area, 13734 Friends Creek Park Road
Cisco, IL
The name "Bethel School" has a long history in Friends Creek Township. The first Bethel School built in the 1850's in Section 7 of the township was...
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Mastodon State Historic Site

Mastodon State Historic Site
1050 Charles J. Becker Drive
Imperial, MO
Looking to take a trip to where something big happened? Try Mastodon State Historic Site. The site is the home of the Kimmswick Bone Bed, one ...
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Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave State Historic Site

Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave State Historic Site
Dunklin Drive
Herculaneum, MO
Reflect on the greatness of the Mississippi River and the legacy of public schools that Governor Daniel Dunklin left Missouri at Governor Daniel Du...
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Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site
Old Lemay Ferry Road
Goldman, MO
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge boasts the picture-perfect appearance of an old red barn. It was one of six bridges built in 1872 to allow passage from ...
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Iliniwek Village State Historic Site

Iliniwek Village State Historic Site
Hwy. 27
Wayland, MO
High above the Des Moines River’s floodplain, the grasses that sway back and forth in the wind beckon visitors to Iliniwek Village State Hist...
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Felix Valle House State Historic Site

Felix Valle House State Historic Site
198 Merchant S
Sainte Genevieve, MO
Travel back to Missouri’s early French roots at Felix Vallé House State Historic Site. The American-Federal style Valle house was buil...
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Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
37352 Shrine Road
Florida, MO
Nothing says “Missouri literature” like Mark Twain. And nothing says “Mark Twain was here” like the state historic site tha...
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Black Hawk State Historic Site

Black Hawk State Historic Site
1510 46th Avenue
Rock Island, IL
Singing Bird Nature Center, a smaller lodge building, is used for programs sponsored by the Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation. The si...
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Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
402 South Lincoln Highway
Lerna, IL
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site preserves the site of the 1840s farm of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln, father and stepmother of our 16th pres...
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