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.

Mr. Lincoln’s Birthday Celebration and Girl Scout Badge Opportunity - Feb. 9th - Free

Join us for a meet-and-greet with President Abraham Lincoln and help us celebrate his 210th birthday on Saturday, February 9th at David Davis Mansion State Historic Site! This free event starts at 9am with tours every half hour through 3:30pm. Children and their families will get to talk with Mr. Lincoln and take pictures with him at the home of one of Lincoln's closest friends and political allies, Judge David Davis. Through tall tales and amusing stories told by President Lincoln and mansion volunteers, visitors will learn about Lincoln's life and his relationship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Davis. There will be birthday cake for everyone, and a chance to make an Abe Lincoln-themed craft to take home. 

** NEW THIS YEAR: Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to complete requirements to earn the Land of Lincoln badge from 9am to 11am during the Lincoln's Birthday event. NOTE:  Advance registration is required for the GS badge opportunity. Please contact the David Davis Mansion Visitor Center between 9am and 3:30pm Wednesdays-Saturdays through Wednesday, February 6th.

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Event Date 02-09-2019
Event End Date 02-09-2019
David Davis Mansion
1000 Monroe Drive Bloomington, IL 61701
David Davis Mansion

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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

Contact Us

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

Hours of Operation

Wednesday - Saturday
9am - 4pm