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Freeport, Illinois

  • Winneshiek Players

    The Winneshiek Players provide quality, live theater each season and is the oldest continuous amateur theater in the country. A schedule of productions is available by calling the box office or on the...
    Winneshiek Players
  • Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre

    Located on the campus of Highland Community College, Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and music concerts, live theater, special performances, and ...
    Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre

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

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

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

Red Tail

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

Trolley Car #36

Take a 45-minute ride along the Rock River, into Rockford's industrial roots, and through Sinnissippi Gardens, where you will...

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Rockford's 12-acre, "pond-strolling" Japanese garden is acclaimed as one of the top two authentic gardens outside of Japan. P...

Ottawa Scouting Museum

The Ottawa Scouting Museum is a museum to promote and preserve the colorful and proud traditions of Boy and Girl Scouting and...

Sycamore Historical Society and Museum

The Sycamore Historical Society's archives consist of items and artifacts, many dating back to the mid and late 1800's. Estab...