Illinois is not one of the oldest states, but it is full of unique history. There are many historical places in Illinois where you can connect with the past in a way that reminds us of important periods in time.
With numerous historical towns and events in Illinois, we must hang on to these memories. Have you been to any of these historical places in Illinois? If you have a memory of any of these historical spots, please share a story with us in the comments.
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Chris Muras|December 15, 2023
What are some historical sites in Illinois?
Illinois has done a good job preserving many historically significant spots throughout the state. If you love going back in time to learn about what life was like generations ago, you'll find these historical sites in Illinois quite interesting:
Architecture, windmills, and museums, Batavia, IL: Batavia is a charming small town in Illinois that was founded in 1833. With a town of that age, you just know it is holding some historical gems. There are several interesting historical sites in Batavia including the A.W. Gridley House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Batavia Depot Museum (the Batavia Depot was the main station for several big railroads in the 1800s), the Fabyan Windmill, and the Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Gardens.
Wall Manor, Mound City, IL: Mound City is well-known for its Indian burial mounds that date back more than a thousand years. Another historically significant item is Wall Manor. This architectural gem was built in the Romanesque and Victorian style sitting atop a hill overlooking the city. It was designed in 1910, completed in 1913, and lived in by the Warner A. Wall family until the early 2000s. You can take a guided tour of the home and even rent a bedroom for a unique weekend getaway.
Kinmundy Log Cabin Village, Marion County, IL: This interesting site is a recreation of a Civil War-era village with 12 log cabins set up just like a typical town in the 1800s. These are original log cabins of the time that have been gathered to preserve the beautiful history of these homes. Not only can you enjoy the old-world charm of these cabins, but you will be taken back in time with the help of actors dressed in 1800s garb sharing history through fascinating stories and music.
Illinois has a rich history with many wonderful historical gems to enjoy to this day. One of our favorite ways to see some of the best spots is by taking a historical site road trip. Hop in an RV from RVShare and go on an adventure through time.