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Vermilion County Museum

116 N Gilbert St, Danville, IL 61832-8506
+1 217-442-2922
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Enviable space, collections, exhibits, society

Just in town for the day, we couldn't spend a lot of time here but carved out about an hour. Loved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Becky C
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Greenville, Illinois
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Comprehensive review of Danville history

We were there to do some genealogical research & see what Danville had to offer. Staff was very... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
barb5766
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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The former home of Dr. William Fithian, one of Abraham Lincoln's cronies.
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1 week ago
“Enviable space, collections, exhibits, society”
18 Oct 2016
“Comprehensive review of Danville history”
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116 N Gilbert St, Danville, IL 61832-8506
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just in town for the day, we couldn't spend a lot of time here but carved out about an hour. Loved exploring this museum! From the quilts, fossils, rocks, coal mine, penny farthing bike, baseball case, to the Lincoln law office, Civil War drums, photography...More

Thank Becky C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were there to do some genealogical research & see what Danville had to offer. Staff was very helpful in sharing information and helping us locate other places to visit. Thank you

Thank barb5766
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great stop if you like history! This is a Lincoln sight! He stayed in the house when he was a lawyer and making his rounds on his circuit. It is beautifully maintained and the house steps you back to the 1860's . Part of the...More

Thank travelgirl3944
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I liked the way it was set up. There was even a souvenir shop that allows you to buy different things

Thank jerrywomanforever
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Many cities, large and small, are proud and quick to brag about their native sons and daughters. But how many cities the size of Danville, Illinois, with 32,523 residents in 2013, can boast of so many well-known and accomplished celebrities--Gene Hackman, Dick Van Dyke, Donald...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Historic land mark. Many figures have connections with the once home of a local Doctor. Very cool to be here. There is another newer building you must tour while there.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Great place to check out Danville and Vermilion county. Staff do an great job of capturing that history. As a resident found out things I was not aware of.

Thank illiana_9
Reviewed 4 August 2015

my grand kids had the best time ever there at the Christmas open house ,,, we take any family there , that come from out of town ,, everyone loves it ..a must see while visiting vermilion ill.

Thank mommakat1
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I grew up in Danville, but have liked the times I have gone to the museum. There were so many things I did not know about the place I lived my childhood. There are two stories of well organized displays of the history of Danville...More

Thank Kandi Z
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Can't say enough about the kindness and helpfulness of these folks. They were under renovation but opened the genealogy area for us to check on some information. They also showed us some of the new exhibits that were being prepared. Nice small town museum.

Thank ConnieBR
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