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Freeport, Illinois

  • Tutty Baker Monument

    Honors William "Tutty" Baker, the founder of Freeport. Tutty came to this area, which was home to the Winnebago Indians, in 1835. He built a trading post along the banks of the Pecatonica River and of...
    Tutty Baker Monument

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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

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


Tutty Baker Monument

Honors William "Tutty" Baker, the founder of Freeport. Tutty came to this area, which was home to the Winnebago Indians, in 1835

Freeport, IL Monuments

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

Warren Historical Society Museum

On display is a 1910 Hudson touring car, a jail, a Civil War cannon. Display cases with trophies and antiques. ...

Ronald Reagan Birthplace

The apartment where Ronald Reagan was born has been restored and decorated in the 1900's. Adjoining gift shop and museum....

SK-8 Skateboard Heaven

This 11,000 sq. ft. skateboard park features obstacles, ramps, rails, ledges, spines and bowls. Built specifically for skateb...

Weiskopf Observatory

View the stars and planets every Tuesday and Saturday. Free public viewing is guided by our staff. Closed if cloudy....

Winneshiek Players

The Winneshiek Players provide quality, live theater each season and is the oldest continuous amateur theater in the country....