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David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
+1 309-828-1084
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I think the best time to tour the Mansion is close to Holiday time. It is decorated beautifully... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Argenta, United States
We googled what to do in Bloomington and found this treasure

I love to tour historic homes. This one was an elegant home that was fun to tour. I had never... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Ann M
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1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
+1 309-828-1084
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I think the best time to tour the Mansion is close to Holiday time. It is decorated beautifully. Depending upon your tour guide, the information we were given was well research, interesting and well presented. I appreciated the emphasis place upon Mrs. Davis, or corsets,...More

Thank 494joannb
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I love to tour historic homes. This one was an elegant home that was fun to tour. I had never heard of David Davis. For history buffs, this is a great place to stop and learn about this very wealthy family. The tour guides lacked...More

1  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This mansion was built in the 1800's and has been continually lived in by the Davis family until the 1960s. It is an excellent example of a nicely done, stately home without the over the top things you see in other mansions. Worth the visit!

Thank John L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The current property owners have done a great job of depicting the life of affluence in the 19th century. And the ties to local history and Abraham Lincoln are fascinating for anyone with a natural curiosity of American history.

Thank lv2travel38
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Can't really do 5 stars only because it is basically a house of a man only partly know by people in Bloomington. The workers are very nice and willing to answer all your questions, but they don't always know the answers.

1  Thank Nick_BMI
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We just drove around it and looked at it....it was boring looking and scary.it was cold outside also

Thank educateuc
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I live close to the Davis Davis mansion but had never stopped by to see the interior. One boring day, my wife invited me to tour the place for the Christmas holidays. I'm certainly glad I did. The guided tour was free and the guide...More

Thank Rafael R
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

One of Bloomington's historic mansions the home was built around 1872 and has been nicely restored. At a cost of $75,000--a princely sum for the time and more than double the original budget--it wasn't a huge house compared to other stately homes, but included modern...More

2  Thank Noni314
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This was a great view of how the well to do lived in the 1800's. Seeing different bell pulls in the bedroom depending on the needs of the family member. Ornate wood carvings and social rooms. Well worth the tirp.

Thank chuck h
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

With plans to be in the area, we determined from TripAdvisor that the most favored "Thing To Do" in Bloomington is a tour of the David Davis Mansion. We don't feel a need to return to repeat our visit, but we are glad we've learned...More

1  Thank NXTTRP
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Joanna B
1 July 2015|
Response from illinostraveler |
If Market Sunday falls on July 19th, yes we are from 9-4. We are closed every other Sunday. The 19th is our final Civil War Days event. Our regular hours are 9-4 Wed-Sat. Thanks for the inquiry.
11 March 2015|
Response from illinostraveler |
We'd be more than happy to book a tour. Just give us a call at 309-828-1084. Please click on our website for details. Posting guidelines won't allow me to place it in the answer. Thanks for the inquiry!