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Illinois State MapIllinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. As the "most average state", Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics.

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Manteno Historical Society Museum

A one-room schoolhouse and horse-drawn doctor'

Manteno, IL Museums

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

This world heritage site, a National Historic Landmark, marks the location of an ancient natural American Indian city, perhaps the largest such community in what is now the United States. A 33,000 square foot interpretive center recreates scenes of the past Indian civilization. Monk'

Collinsville, IL Archaeology

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

The only remaining structure where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices. Lincoln and his final law partner, William Herndon, operated from the top floor of the 1840 building. The interior looks as it did in Lincoln'

Springfield, IL Historic Sites

Asa Crook Home

Asa Crook's home was the first two-story, frame house built in 1839 by Whiteside County'

Prophetstown, IL Historic Homes

Jane Addams Burial Site

Jane Addams, born and raised in Cedarville, was an internationally famous humanitarian and social work pioneer. She founded Chicago'

Cedarville, IL Cemeteries

Galena/Jo Daviess County History Museum

Housed in the 1858 Daniel A. Barrows mansion where much of the home's original detail still exists, the museum exhibits include Civil War, mining, steamboating, clothing, geology, dolls, toys. Original 1830

Galena, IL Museums

Plano Depot - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Plano Depot was built in Chicago, Illinois and hauled to Plano on flatcars in the 1850's. It was built by the C.B. & Q Railroad (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad) in the Gothic Style architecture. The depot was used until 1914 or 1915

Yorkville, IL Railroad History

Seward Town Hall - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Seward Town Hall was built in 1876 and 1877 at a cost of $500.00. It stood on the east bank of Au Sable Creek facing Route 52. In addition to serving as a town hall it was used as a Congregational Church, basketball hall and band practice site. It was moved to Lyon Farm in 1976

Yorkville, IL Museums

Captain Richard A. Schram Memorial Museum

The Captain Richard A. Schram Memorial Museum and former Navy Chapel, named for a distinguished Navy flier, was originally erected at the Glenview Naval Air Station in 1945

Glenview, IL Historic Churches

DuPage County Historical Museum (Wheaton)

Housed in an 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque building, the DuPage County Historical Museum highlights 150

Wheaton, IL Museums

Metamora Courthouse

Built in 1845, this building served as the center of county government until the county seat was moved to Eureka in 1896. It is one of the two surviving courthouses on the historic 8th Judicial Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln.

Metamora, IL Historic Courthouses

The Portiuncula Chapel

The original Portiuncula Chapel in Assisi, Italy, takes its name from the "Little Portion" of land where St. Francis of Assisi is said to have received his call to serve the poor in the year 1208.

Oak Brook, IL Historic Churches