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Clinton County Historical Museum


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This building was the former home of Judge Sidney Breese who came to Illinois from New York. He studied law here, became Assistant Secretary of State of Illinois, and transferred state records from Kaskaskia to Vandalia, the new state capitol.


Admission: Free Admission
Hours: By appointment only. Closed major holidays.
Address: 1091 Franklin St.
Phone: 618-594-3430

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General Dean Suspension Bridge

Located just outside the city of Carlyle, this 130 year old bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the area. It is listed on the National Register of Historical Places

Carlyle, IL Historic Bridges

Spirit of Lake Carlyle

Cruise boat which gives a one hour tour of Carlyle Lake. Boat capacity is 36

Carlyle, IL Cruises

Carlyle Lake Golf Club

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

Carlyle, IL Golf Courses

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