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Freeport, Illinois

  • 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 b...
    Soldiers Memorials

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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


Things to do near Freeport, IL

Redtail Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Selmi's Pumpkin World

Pumpkins, haunted house, little spooks house, corn maze, animals, and much more....

Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre

Located on the campus of Highland Community College, Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre features a variety of fine arts programming i...