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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

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

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


Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train

All aboard the antique steam train, as a 36-ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red caboose reported to be the oldest in the state, and a passenger flatcar for a 4

Freeport, IL Excursions

Things to do near Freeport, IL

Blackhawk War Monument

Located on the site of Kellog's Grove, an early settlement established in 1827 on a mail route between Peoria and Galena, and...

Mendota Golf Course

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

Weber House and Garden

Story book house in a secret garden. Candlelit 18th century rooms. Picnic lunches available. Reservations necessary....