Bandstands in Community Park

The two bandstands in Community Park were originally built as part of the grounds of the State…

Beecher Hall

Beecher Hall, which was built in 1829-30 and originally was known as the College Building, is the…

Big Eli Ferris Wheel

In 1893, W.E. Sullivan visited the Colombian Exposition, where he marveled at the original Ferris…

Central Park

Located in the center of the city’s historic downtown. A beautiful Civil War monument highlights…

Charters of Freedom

Foundation Forward, Inc., dedicated the Charters of Freedom monuments to the people of Morgan…

David A. Smith House

David A. Smith, a Jacksonville attorney and colleague of Abraham Lincoln, had this two-story,…

Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville offers a range of shops and services, with unique gifts, artwork, and…

Duncan Park

Located in the 1200 block of West State Street. The Duncan Mansion, home of former Illinois…

General Benjamin Grierson Mansion

Civil War hero General Benjamin Grierson once called this large brick house home. In the mid-1850s,…

Governor Duncan Mansion

Governor Joseph Duncan, who served as governor of Illinois from 1834 to 1838, had this two-and…

Haunted Jacksonville Tours

Private Investigations – Tours of Haunted…

Illinois College

Illinois College is a small residential liberal arts college offering exceptional education at an…

School for the Deaf Museum

The museum has 13 rooms of displays….

Jacksonville Area Museum

The Jacksonville Area Museum will feature the history of the Jacksonville area with interactive…

Jacksonville Public Library

The Jacksonville Public Library is housed in a beautiful historic building, originally built with…

James Jaquess House

James Jaquess, the first president of the Illinois Conference Female Academy, now MacMurray…

Lincoln and Slavery Mural

In 1856, Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech in the Morgan County Courthouse park, now known as…

MacMurray College

MacMurray College is a private, four-year, coeducational college with a focus on career-directed,…

Morgan County Court House

Built in 1868, the Morgan Country Courthouse is the center of government for the county….

Newton Bateman House

Newton Bateman, a well-known educator in Illinois in the 1800s and friend of Abraham Lincoln, lived…

Prairie Land Heritage Museum

This museum features household and farming items, farm equipment, automotives, veterinarian’s…

Strawn Art Gallery

Visit this beautiful, historic structure, featuring monthly changing art exhibits and permanent…

Walking Tours

Self-guided walking tours and maps of historic sites are available as a download from this site…

Walldog Murals

During the Summer of 2006 and 2019, Jacksonville Main Street hosted professional sign painters from…

Woodlawn Farm

The showcase homestead of Jacksonville’s extensive Underground Railroad network. Former slaves were…