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  • Vance Park

    Opposite the art center and adjcent to City Hall, Vance Park is an extensively landscaped sunken garden featuring a serpentine brick wall from Thomas Jefferson's design at Charlottesville and lions' h...
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Edgar County Courthouse

This elegant 1893 brick and stone building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Paris, IL Historic Courthouses

North Arm

North Arm is the oldest continuously operating Catholic church in the Springfield diocese. Founded in 1817 by 17 families from Kentucky, the journey was blessed by Fr. Theodore Badin, the first Catholic priest ordained in the U.S. The current church was built in 1901

Paris, IL Historic Churches


Edgar County Historical Society

Compare pioneer and Victorian lifestyle when you visit the log cabin and brick Italianate home. An exhibition gallery and program space in an adjacent building features rotating exhibits of the society'

Paris, IL Museums

English Farm

As you drive by this farm, your eye is drawn upward to a towering brick structure near the modern brick home. The building, erected around 1913

Paris, IL Historic Buildings

Things to do near Paris, IL

Catherine V. Yost Museum

The Yost house was built in 1898 by Z. F. Yost. The museum portrays the life of an upper middle class family during the late ...

Oaks Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

English Farm

As you drive by this farm, your eye is drawn upward to a towering brick structure near the modern brick home. The building, e...

Vachel Lindsay Home

The 1879 birthplace of the native Springfield poet/artist, this house remained Lindsay's only home until his death there in 1...

Carnegie Schuyler Library

A full service library, still contains the original furniture, interior decor and double stairway as designed and built in 19...