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Aplington House - Polo Historical Society


category : Museums
Lincoln slept at the Aplington House two nights in 1856. Lincoln was a personal friend of Senator Aplington, the founder of Polo. There is history of Polo and a Olge County Military Museum with artifacts of all wars.


Admission: Free
Hours: M-F: 10am-3pm. Closed major holidays.
Address: 123 N. Franklin St.
Phone: 815-946-4142
Our Email: bettyo@essex1.com

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Aplington House - Polo Historical Society

Lincoln slept at the Aplington House two nights in 1856

Polo, IL Museums


The Blackhawk Chocolate Trail

A delicious mixture of cocoa found every which way along the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail, in the four-county area of Northwest Illinois. Enjoy visiting our candy store, b&b'

Polo, IL Tours

Henry School

The 1878 Henry School, on the Galena Trail, was used as a school until 1957. The Polo Historical Society has turned it back into an old country school which includes a hand painted stage curtain, displays of the Black Hawk War of 1832

Polo, IL Historic Schoolhouses

Edgewood Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Polo, IL Golf Courses

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