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Old State Capitol State Historic Site


category : Historic Sites
Old State Capitol State Historic Site The Old State Capitol is a reconstruction of Illinois' fifth statehouse, the first to be located in Springfield. The building served as the seat of state government and a center of Illinois political life from 1839-1876.


Admission: Free
Hours: Mar. - Oct.: Dailly: 9am-5pm Nov - Feb.: Daily: 9am-4pm. Closed major holidays.
Address: 1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Phone: 217-785-7961
Wheelchair Accessible Facility

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Old State Capitol State Historic Site

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