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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

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

Jets Observatory

View the night sky through the 12

Freeport, IL Observatories

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

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

Things to do near Freeport, IL

Rockford Country Club

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

Long Hollow Tower & Scenic Overlook

Location includes picnic tables, shelters, restrooms. Climb the lookout tower for a spectacular view of Jo Daviess County's u...

Kankakee County Historical Society Museum

The Museum Complex is divided into three main exhibit areas: the Museum, the Taylor 1904, one room schoolhouse, and the 1853,...

A.G. Spalding from Byron to the Big League Exhibit

Located at the Byron Museum of History, an exhibit featuring hall of fame baseball pitcher, Albert Spalding, from his youth i...

Camp Grant Museum

Camp Grant Museum is a museum of postcards, pictures and memorabilia of the U.S. Army's World War I and II induction and trai...