Vandalia, Illinois

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Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Attractions in Vandalia, Illinois

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Little Brick House, The

    621 St. Clair Street
    Vandalia, IL 62471
    618-283-0024
    Thought to have been built in the mid 1800's, this house is an example of simple Italianate architecture. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, it has been preserved and and furnished...
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Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Farmers Monument, The

    At Vandalia Illinois Tourist Information Center
    Sculpted of black granite, this monument is a tribute to the contributions of the prairie farmers from the past, who helped lead the development of Illinois. It was dedicated on June 16th, 2001.
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  • Madonna of the Trail

    In the southeast corner of the Old State Capitol
    Sculpted by August Leimbach of St. Louis, this is one of 12 large statues along the Old National Road, honoring pioneer mothers. The 18 foot tall Madonna of the Trail depicts a pioneer woman holding...
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  • Vandalia Old State Capitol

    315 West Gallatin Street
    Vandalia, IL 62471
    618-283-1161
    This Federal-style building, the oldest Illinois State Capitol building, served as the Illinois State Capitol from 1836-1839. It features high ceilings, tall windows, a broad, curving staircase...
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Museums & Galleries

  • Fayette County Museum

    Corner of Kennedy and Main Street
    618-283-4866
    Fascinating household and farm artifacts donated by the community.
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  • Lincoln Room, The

    215 South 5th Street
    Vandalia, IL 62471
    Located in the Evans Public Library
    618-283-2824
    A collection of Lincoln books, pamphlets, pictures, a life mask and other items can be found at this library. Made for a statue of Lincoln in 1860, just after his election to the presidency, the...
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Lincoln Park

    West Gallatin Street
    Vandalia, IL 62471
    Located across from the Old State Capitol
    Relax in this park, in downtown Vandalia, that includes a water fountain, gazebo and a life-sized statue of Abraham Lincoln. The bronze statue, sculpted by John McClarey of Decatur, Illinois, is...
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  • Vandalia Illinois City Park District

    900 North Locust Street
    Vandalia, IL 62471
    618-283-1029
    There are six parks in Vandalia totaling sixty acres. These beautiful parks feature picnic tables, pavilions, grills, swings, slides, a swimming pool, two baseball diamonds, five softball diamonds,...
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Tours & Cruises

  • Cemetery Walk

    Held in the Old State Burial Grounds
    Step back in time each fall as The Friends of the Old State Capital and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency take on a walk through the old state cemetery. Along the way, actors will bring to...
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