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Fithian Home

The Fithian home is a Lincoln site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1855 Victorian mansion was the home of Dr. William Fithian, a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln spent 2 nights there in 1858

Danville, IL Historic Homes

Lake Vermillion

Lake Vermilion is a 1000-acre lake located in Danville. It is a water supply lake and is owned by Aqua Illinois Inc. The Vermilion County Conservation District (V.C.C.D.) maintains the lease on the lake and manages the recreational activities. It is one of Illinois'

Danville, IL Recreation

Vermilion County War Museum

The 12,800-square ft. military museum is housed in what used to be a Carnegie Library. Their collection contains over 2,000 artifacts and memorabilia from the 1800'

Danville, IL Museums

Kennekuk County Park

Founded in 1974, Kennekuk County Park is 3000 acres in size and is located five miles west of Danville. It is bordered on the west by the Middle Fork National Scenic River and the Middle Fork State Wildlife Area (3000 acres). Kickapoo State Park (3000 acres)

Danville, IL Recreation Parks


Things to do Historic Sites near Danville, IL

Salt Kettle Rest Area

The Salt Kettle Rest Area is accessible from the westbound lands of I-74 between Danville and Oakwood. The grounds are near t...

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site

The Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site is the last home of Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's parents. It shares ...

Indian Treaty Site

A marker commemorates where two important trails intersected on the prairie - Detroit to St Louis and Peoria to Terre Haute. ...

Pike's Peak Ocean to Ocean Road

One of the first transcontinental highways. It is one of the most unchanged of all early highways. Get a map to travel the Ed...

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site

This reconstructed 1830's village is where Lincoln lived for 6 yrs. as a young adult. Here is where he studied law and began ...