Museums, Historical & Educational Sites

Abe Lincoln's Talking House Tour

Self-guided driving and walking tour of the sites and homes in Pittsfield with Abraham Lincoln history. Tune your car radio in to the indicated FM radio station at each stop and listen to a brief story of Lincoln's history. There are also signs in front of each stop along the tour.

*This is the Pike County Visitor's Center and the starting point for the Talking House Tour.

Pike County Historical Society Museum

Museum will be closing the last weekend of October 2015 and will reopen the 2nd week of May 2016. During this time, PCHS volunteers will be at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Community Center Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Pike County Historical Society can be found on Facebook at Pike County Historical Society, Pike County, Illinois.


Pittsfield Historical Walking Tour

The Lincoln wayside exhibit and the refurbished William Watson Hotel are just two of the stops on this self-guided walking tour through Pittsfield, IL. The majority of the central part of town is listed as a Historic District on the National Register. The Walking Tour brochure is available at the Visitor Center.

*This is the Pike County Visitor's Center. Pick up the Walking Tour brochure here.