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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 The Debater Statue

The famous Lincoln The Debater Statue was designed by Leonard Crunelle of Chicago and was presented to Freeport at the 71st anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate on Aug. 27, 1929

Freeport, IL Arts

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 Observatories near Freeport, IL

Weiskopf Observatory

View the stars and planets every Tuesday and Saturday. Free public viewing is guided by our staff. Closed if cloudy....

Jets Observatory

View the night sky through the 12-inch Newtonian telescope on clear Wednesdays at dusk. ...