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Vermilion County Museum Complex, Danville, IL

     While on our way home from a week of lectures in Indianapolis, IN, we stopped in Danville, IL, to see the Vermilion County Museum Complex.  The Museum itself is a replica of the 1833 courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law.  Right next door is the 1855 Dr. William Fithian Home where Lincoln stayed whenever he was in town.

Vermilion County Museum
116 N. Gilbert Street
Danville, IL  61832
217-442-2922
fax 217-442-2001

A Lincoln Site on the
National Register of Historic Places

Lincoln spoke from a balcony of the Fithian Home on September 21, 1858 

Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  
Closed Sundays & Mondays
Museum Center Cost:
Adults $2.50: teens 13-17 $1.00
Children 12 and under – free

Museum and Fithian Home Cost:
Adults $4.00: teens 13-17 $1.00
Children 12 and under – free

Please Call
for More Information

email: webmaster@vermilioncountymuseum.org
or susricht@aol.com

Fithian Home, built in 1855, in foreground.
Museum Center, opened in 2002 in background
.

Visit the Vermilion County Museum Complex

The exterior of the Vermilion County Museum was designed to
 resemble  the old Vermilion County Courthouse of 1833.   
The main building is located directly behind the Fithian Home, 
which is a Lincoln Site on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Traveling from I-74, take the Gilbert Street Exit North. Continue North over the Big Vermilion River bridge.  The Museum will be about two blocks north of the river and past Main Street on your left.

     We didn’t have time, but also in Danville is the Lamon House in historic Lincoln Park, the home of Lincoln’s law partner in Danville, which is open on Sunday afternoons during the summer season, and the Vermilion County War Museum, located in the old Carnegie Library Building at 307 N. Vermilion St.

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