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Freeport, Illinois

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Stephenson County Historical Society Museum

This lovely museum is housed in an Italianate home built by Oscar and Malvina Taylor in 1857. The Taylor home was the social center of Freeport in its time and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Freeport, IL Museums

Lindo Theater

This historic movie theater built in 1922 features first-run movies daily on six screens. The Lindo Theatre, designed by world famous Chicago architects and brothers, C.W. Rapp and George L. Rapp, opened on April 17, 1922. John Dittman, owner of several other Freeport theatres, constructed it.

Freeport, IL Historic Theatres

Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train

All aboard the antique steam train, as a 36-ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red caboose reported to be the oldest in the state, and a passenger flatcar for a 4

Freeport, IL Excursions

Soldiers Memorials

The Civil War Soldiers Monument on the southwest corner was dedicated in 1871 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. It is made of Joliet marble with a 12-foot square base and is 83

Freeport, IL Memorials

Silvercreek Museum

Operated by the Stephenson County antique engine club, which also operates the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad. Offers 28

Freeport, IL Museums

Things to do near Freeport, IL

Stade Dairy Farm

A producer of milk, vegetables, and grains since 1977. We pride ourselves on selling homegrown produce, picked fresh daily. W...

Garnhart's Oliver Museum

Explore the largest Oliver Hart-Parr collection in the midwest, including farm toys, advertising and collectibles dating back...

Country Cabin Orchard and Nursery

U-pick apple orchard with 8 varieties. Also includes a petting zoo, gift shop, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, Christmas trees, d...

Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum

The Elizabeth Historical Society Depot Museum exhibits Chicago Great Western Railway and local artifacts. Gift shop. ...