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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

Old River School Historic District

Includes original Freeport and the city's first street, Monterey. In later years, the area was known as the "Gold Coast". Numerous old and architecturally significant structures are in the district, including Freeport'

Freeport, IL Historic Districts

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square

Experience the history of the second of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. It was at this site on August 27, 1858 that the Freeport Doctrine, an important statement regarding slavery and state'

Freeport, IL Historic Sites

Lincoln The Debater Statue

The famous Lincoln The Debater Statue was designed by Leonard Crunelle of Chicago and was presented to Freeport at the 71st anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate on Aug. 27, 1929

Freeport, IL Arts

Things to do near Freeport, IL

Fox Valley Winery

Come experience one of Illinois' premier boutique wineries. A unique experience, where you can sample our wines and judge for...

Oakville Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Belvidere Cemetary and Pettit Memorial Chapel

The headstones here will head you directly into the pages of local history. Established in 1847, Belvidere Cemetary is the bu...

Storybrook Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 14 days...

Streatorland Historical Museum

Displays include 19th century clothing, music room, local artifacts, and many photographs depicting Streatorland history....