2018 Special Events at the David Davis Mansion

The Mansion is open for regular tours each week 9am-4pm, Wednesday-Saturday, except holidays. The events below are separate opportunities to visit, during times and dates noted, when special programs are planned for your pleasure. Call 309-828-1084 with questions.

Bring the kids! Come on this day! Talk with “Mr. Lincoln”, learn a little about him, have a piece of birthday cake!

Event Date 02-09-2019
Event End Date 02-09-2019

Preparations for St. Patrick's Day at the home of Judge David Davis and his wife Sarah include regular tasks for the Irish servants, but they are undertaken with an undeniable measure of excitement as they look forward to celebration festivities they want to attend. If you show up, they will talk to you about all they are doing, how they do it, and yu'll surely hear interesting tidbits about their own lives -- and a bit of gossip, too, no doubt! But watch out -- you may be helping with the chores before you leave! Tours for this event are free and open to the public 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, March 16th. Join us then!

Event Date 03-16-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 03-16-2019 4:00 pm

Watch for more details including times for individual age groups for the race to collect Easter Eggs on the lawn of the David Davis Mansion, Saturday, April 13th.

Event Date 04-13-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 04-13-2019 12:00 pm

Ongoing Events

Prologue to Presidency: Abraham Lincoln on the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit

Ongoing Exhibit

Funded by a total of $33,000 in grants from several organizations, this is the first of such major exhibits to be created in the local Lincoln legacy programs, and is housed in the Lincoln-era barn on the grounds of the David Davis Mansion. The project is sponsored by the former Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of McLean County as part of the celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial. The exhibit development was also supported by the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition. The Heritage Association of McLean County is working with the Davis Mansion staff and Foundation to promote the exhibit and create related educational programs and special events. For more information, contact the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site at (309) 828-1084.

Looking for Lincoln and Davis

Special exhibits and educational programs related to Abraham Lincoln and David Davis are part of a statewide tourism program. Call (309) 828-1084 for more information.

David Davis Mansion

1000 Monroe Drive
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Contact Us

Phone: (309) 828-1084
Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation

Wednesday - Saturday
9am - 4pm