2019 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.

23rd Annual Glorious Garden Walk - Friday & Saturday, June 21st & 22nd - Ticketed

Attention, all gardeners and wanna-be gardeners!  This year’s Glorious Garden Festival Garden Walk entitled Welcome Summer! will be held starting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21st.  Begin the driving tour at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site at 1000 Monroe Drive in Bloomington where you’ll exchange your tickets for the Garden Resource Book, event coupon and map showing the location of 9 stops with 12 beautiful privately-owned gardens in the Bloomington area.  We have a great variety of gardens this year including those with naturalized settings, wonderfully designed hardscaped areas, lake views, a private family Memory Garden, beautiful mosaic artwork, gorgeous flowers, rustic log cabins, gorgeous water features, and more.  You won’t want to miss any of these beautiful sites! Gardens will be open 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 21st, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m Saturday, June 22nd. 

Advance tickets for the event are available May 1st through 12:00noon June 20th.  Advance tickets are $18.00 for Adults and $10.00 for ages 1-17. Tickets can be purchased online at www.daviddavismansion.org, at the David Davis Mansion Visitors’ Center or at any of these other locations:  AB Hatchery & Garden Center, Casey’s Garden Shop & Florist, Growing Grounds Garden Center & Florist, Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center, both Schnucks’ locations and The Garlic Press. Tickets on event days will be $20.00 for Adults and $10.00 for ages 1-17. The event will proceed rain or shine. No ticket refunds.

David Davis Mannsion Foundation would like to thank all our generous sponsors for supporting this year’s walk.  Please click on their links to check out their websites.

Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.visitbn.org

Casey’s Garden Shop & Florist: www.caseysgardenshop.com

Chizmar Landscaping: www.chizmarlandscaping.com

Green View Companies: www.greenview.com

Growing Grounds Garden Center & Florist: www.growinggrounds.com

Illinois Farm Bureau: www.ILFB.org

Penn Landscaping and Sunburst Nursery: www.pennlandscaping.com

Serenity Creek Design & Landscaping, Inc.: www.serenitycreekdesign.com

Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center: www.niepagens.com

WJBC AM 1230: www.wjbc.com

Zimmerman & Armstrong Investment Advisors, Inc.: www.firstalliedbn.com

AB Hatchery & Garden Center: www.abhatcherygarden.com

Busey: www.busey.com

Julia Davis Law Firm, LLC: www.juliadavislaw.com



Event Properties

Event Date 06-21-2019 1:00 pm
Event End Date 06-22-2019 3:00 pm
Ticket Sales Start Date 05-01-2019 6:00 am
Cut off date 06-20-2019 12:00 pm
Online ticket sales are now closed. Please call the David Davis Mansion at 309-828-1084 for availability of advance tickets. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event until sold out.

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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

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

Hours of Operation

Wednesday - Saturday
9am - 4pm