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Freeport, Illinois

  • Winneshiek Players

    The Winneshiek Players provide quality, live theater each season and is the oldest continuous amateur theater in the country. A schedule of productions is available by calling the box office or on the...
    Winneshiek Players
  • Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre

    Located on the campus of Highland Community College, Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and music concerts, live theater, special performances, and ...
    Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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-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

Things to do near Freeport, IL

Reddick Mansion Association

The Reddick Mansion is a Pre-Civil War mansion known as one of the area's most expensive and ornate Italianate residences....

SummerWood - Christian Theatre

Outdoor performances by nationally-known, Christian-oriented artists at the largest outdoor Christian amphitheater in the Mid...

Burma Shave - Like Signs

Sublette was awarded the signs by Reminisce Magazine, the only such site in Illinois. Signs are approximately a half mile Sou...

Heritage Canyon

Heritage Canyon is a 12-acre quarry that houses a restored and furnished mid-1800's settlement with paths through wooded hill...