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Lee County

Franklin Creek Grist Mill & Interpretive Center

1893 Twist Road
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
The Franklin Creek Grist Mill and Interpretive Center is a reconstructed, timber frame, four-story 1847 grist mill located within the…
Carroll County

Thomson Depot Museum

907 Main Street
Thomson, IL 61285
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Depot at Thomson was built in the late 1800's shortly after the completion of the…
Carroll County
Dedicated October 6, 1891 to commemorate the 1284 Carroll County men who lost their lives in the Civil War. Atop…
Carroll County

Owen P. Miles Museum

107 West Broadway
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
Operated by the Carroll County Historical Society, this 1873 Italianate home depicts life in the late 1800s and displays much…
Carroll County
Oakville Complex

Oakville Complex

Oakville Rd
Mount Carroll, IL
Consists of an 1888 schoolhouse, two log cabins, a blacksmith shop and granary. Open by appointment.
Carroll County
Visit Mount Carroll's Historic District with over 30 different historic sites to view. Pick up a copy of the "self-guided…
Carroll County

Monument Park

Main Street
Savanna, IL
This small area describing early settlement in Savanna hosts the monument commemorating the Aaron Pierce family, the first white settlers…
Carroll County

Carroll County Courthouse

301 North Main Street
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
The northernmost and oldest section of the current courthouse was built in Mount Carroll after the county seat was relocated…
Whiteside County

Heritage Canyon

515 North 4th Street
Fulton, IL 61252
On the Mississippi River in an old 12-acre quarry, a restored and furnished mid-1800s settlement. Paths through the wooded hillsides…
Whiteside County

De Immigrant Dutch Windmill

First Street and 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL
Fulton's Dutch Windmill was manufactured and pre-assembled in the Netherlands.  Following the delivery to Fulton, the Windmill was assembled and…
Whiteside County

Morrison Covered Bridge

Crosby Rd
Morrison, IL
Move over Madison County! Whiteside County now has a covered bridge of its own. Located just north of Morrison, turn…
Whiteside County

Albany Mounds State Historic Site

Cherry Street and 12th Avenue
Albany, IL 61230
One of the most important archaeological sites in Illinois, Albany Mounds contains evidence of continuous human occupation over the last…
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