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Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site


category : Historic Sites
Vandalia was the seat of state government from 1820-1839. The Statehouse, the oldest remaining capitol building in Illinois (built in 1836) has been restored to look as it did when Lincoln, Douglas and other famous Illinoisians legislated here.


Admission: Free
Hours: Mar.-Oct.: Daily: 9am-5pm
Nov.-Feb.: Daily: 8am-4pm. Closed major holidays.
Address: 315 W. Gallatin
Phone: 618-283-1161

Come visit us in Vandalia, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Little Brick House

Listed on the National Register

Vandalia, IL Museums


Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site

Vandalia was the seat of state government from 1820-1839. The Statehouse, the oldest remaining capitol building in Illinois (built in 1836)

Vandalia, IL Historic Sites

Old State Cemetary

Bronze markers give biographical information about prominent citizens from the earliest history of the community. Every fall, volunteers in period dress "ressurrect"

Vandalia, IL Cemeteries


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