Museums, Historic & Educational Sites
Governor Duncan Mansion
The Governor Duncan Mansion is a living history museum and was once the home of the fifth-elected governor of Illinois. The mansion houses many of the original family furnishings. Suggested donation.
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Wednesday and Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
*Call for special tours.
This home is the showcase homestead of Jacksonville's Underground Railroad Network and former slaves were shown to freedom through this home. Tours given by docents in period dress. Suggested donation.
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*Call or check website for beginning dates of tours.
Underground Railroad Driving Tour
Jacksonville was a hub for the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800's and has at least nine documented sites related to this journey of freedom. To download a brochure and a map of the sites, click on the "Maps and Travel" link at the top of their website. Although most of the sites are private residences, many can still be seen from this driving tour.