Discover and Explore the Top 10 Illinois Historic Sites Discover and Explore the Top 10 Illinois Historic Sites

Top 10 Illinois Historic Sites

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The top 10 Illinois historic sites are in – chosen by voters in the Illinois Top 200 project. Here are 10 must-see destinations showcasing the history of Illinois.

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1. Lincoln’s New Salem

New Salem State Historic Site where Lincoln once lived. Photo via nps.gov

Located about 20 miles northwest of Springfield, the site includes more than 20 reconstructed buildings and one original log cabin from Lincoln’s time.

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  1. Sherry Brandsema

    April 28, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Looking for information on the estate on Spring between Wright & Canedy where my gr-gr-grandfather worked as a gardener late 1860s to 1870 when he was listed (not indexed) in the census as living in the household of George A. Schull

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