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Galesburg, Illinois

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Central Congregational Church

The Central Congregational Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was erected in 1898

Galesburg, IL Historic Churches

The Orpheum Theatre

The restored vaudeville Orpheum Theatre, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a monument to the spirit of Galesburg and Knox County - a love of history, the arts and community. Described as "a veritable house of enchantment" when it opened its doors on August 19, 1916

Galesburg, IL Historic Theatres

Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

Galesburg is the birth place and burial site of the internationally known writer, Carl Sandburg. The Visitor Center contains a museum, a museum shop, a small theater where several informative videos about Carl Sandburg are shown and a renovated "barn"

Galesburg, IL Historic Homes


Galesburg Railroad Museum

The Galesburg Railroad Museum celebrates the shared histories of Galesburg and the railroad. Tour a real steam locomotive. See the authentic railroad memorabilia. Great for kids and rail fans!

Galesburg, IL Railroad History

Things to do near Galesburg, IL

Abe Lincoln's Talking House Driving Tour

Tune your vehicles radio into 1650 AM or 1620 AM and listen to the history behind 11 homes in Pittsfield, Illinois that were ...

Wheel's Museum

Approximately 2,900 item museum will delight the youngest child to the oldest adult....

Ocean Farm

Ocean Farm is working to make a harmonious place where nature and agriculture complement each other. A contour strip rotation...

Atkinson Historical Society Museum

This historical society museum has diplays and entertaining stories about the people and history of Atkinson, the Hennepin Ca...

Historic Beardstown Lincoln Courthouse

The Lincoln courtroom in Beardstown was the site of the famous Duff Armstrong case, and now features a museum. Part of the Lo...