Collections of ancient or historic buildings, either original or reconstructed on a site or linked sites presented to the public in such a way as to increase understanding of the past located in Illinois.
Arlington Heights Historical Museum
Permanent exhibit information on the Coach House, log cabin (an 1830s replica), the Müller House (1890s) and the Banta House (1908) with history, classes and programs, and calendar of events.
Garfield Farm and Inn Museum
A 281-acre farmstead and former 1840s teamster inn is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. History, hours of operation, location, tours and educational resources. Located in LaFox.
Homestead Prairie Farm
The farm site is built around the restored Trobaugh-Good house located within the confines of Rock Springs Center for Environmental Discovery. Includes hours, events and program calendar. Located in Decatur.
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency - Apple River Fort
The site of an important battle during the Black Hawk War on June 24, 1832 with historical information, images and visitor information located at Elizabeth.
Jefferson County Historical Society
Located near downtown Mount Vernon is a village, museum and nature trail depicting life in the region from the mid nineteenth century onwards. Provides photographs of the buildings in the village and exhibits in the museum. Information about the society and a list of events.
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
The 1840s home of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln is now an 86-acre living history farm run by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which includes a replica of the Lincoln log cabin and two other farm houses of the period. Online movie about the site and its history.
Macon County Historical Society Museum
Contains the original 1830 courthouse, an 1860 log home, blacksmith shop, print shop, 1880s train depot. Includes hours, admission rates and directions. Located in Decatur.
Midway Village and Museum Center
Features historical structures that include a general and hardware stores, print and blacksmith shops, schoolhouse, town hall, police station, plumbing and barber shops, bank, hotel, hospital, fire station, church, law office, two barns, and four farm houses located at Rockford.
Naper Settlement
A museum village where 19th century homes, shops and public buildings tell the story of daily life in Naperville as it changed from a frontier outpost to a bustling turn-of-the-century community.
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