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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

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Address: 1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: +1 309-828-1084
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Pretty cool! I cant remember the entire tour, but the history was cool. I was interested in the decoration. Glorious!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2015
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Pretty cool! I cant remember the entire tour, but the history was cool. I was interested in the decoration. Glorious!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

If you like to go see old victorian homes, I highly recommend visiting the David Davis Mansion. It is very grand and beautiful inside. If you like history, David Davis was a judge and had ties to Abraham Lincoln and he did visit the estate. We were told that when Lincoln passed away he was his executor. You will have... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

What a great way to learn about the times of David Davis, his wife, and other notable area citizens. Everyone associated with the Mansion is wonderful, especially the Tea Ladies. I have been there several times now and learn something new each time. They also host many events which keeps the grounds active and vibrant so it doesn't get forgotten.

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Bloomington, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The docents are wonderful and i love the stories they tell about the mansion. Our department has an annual scholarship fundraising event there and they are wonderful to work with.

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Adel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This beautiful home has been lovingly maintained, and offers a wonderful glimpse into the lives of the Davis family. It is decorated for various seasons, as well (Christmas, Thanksgiving). The site also plays host to numerous community events throughout the year. It is free (suggested donation) and the guides are very knowledgeable.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Clover Lawn AKA the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site is the Victorian home of David Davis. While I'll admit that I knew very little of him before the tour, the tour docent was very informative. For instance: he was a lawyer, Abraham Lincoln's campaign manager, a US Senator, and a Supreme Court Justice. Touring the house itself was like... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Beautiful home, hand painted ceilings, hand carved woodwork. Local landmark, you have to go a couple times a year. Fall when leaves are changing and Christmas when they have the house decorated.

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Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the David Davis mansion. I love to study Lincoln in history and David Davis was such an important part of Abraham Lincoln's life from his early days on the circuit to the Republican convention where Davis was an important member of Lincoln's supporters that energetically forced his nomination. The house has been beautifully preserved so enjoy this... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

David Davis helped to install Abraham Lincoln in the White House, and the mansion, though not original to Lincoln's time, is one of the biggest and best in the area. Pay special attention to the area in the outbuilding where you assemble for the tour. It's the only place where Abe Lincoln would have been, as it's the converted stables... More 

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Burlington, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We always end up touring old historic homes on our vacations. This one was one of the best. A very informative video about the background of the family followed by the tour. There is a lot of original items still in the home and it is in great condition.

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