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Galesburg, Illinois

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Central Congregational Church

The Central Congregational Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was erected in 1898

Galesburg, IL Historic Churches

Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

Galesburg is the birth place and burial site of the internationally known writer, Carl Sandburg. The Visitor Center contains a museum, a museum shop, a small theater where several informative videos about Carl Sandburg are shown and a renovated "barn"

Galesburg, IL Historic Homes

The Orpheum Theatre

The restored vaudeville Orpheum Theatre, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a monument to the spirit of Galesburg and Knox County - a love of history, the arts and community. Described as "a veritable house of enchantment" when it opened its doors on August 19, 1916

Galesburg, IL Historic Theatres


Seminary Street Historic District

Seminary Street is one of the midwest's success stories in downtown restoration and revitalization. The National Trust'

Galesburg, IL Historic Districts

Things to do near Galesburg, IL

Holt House

Birthplace of Pi Beta Phi, the first fraternity for women founded April 28, 1867. Available for group meetings and social eve...

John Deere Pavilion

The legend of John Deere lives on at the world's most comprehensive agricultural exhibit. Showcases vintage and modern-day eq...

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

Built in 1922 to house the original American Passion Play, the landmark former Scottish Rite Temple is the centerpiece of dow...

Mclean County Museum of History

Listed in the National Register of Historic Sites, the nationally accredited museum is housed in a magnificent old cou...

The Jesus Tree

The life size image of Jesus Christ holding a lamb in his arms has brought visitors from all over the world. This 150 year ol...