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... more info  map

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... more info

  • 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... more info

  • 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... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Fayette County Museum
    Corner of Kennedy and Main Street
    618-283-4866, Fascinating household and farm artifacts donated by the community. more info

  • 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... more info  map

  • National Road Interpretive Center
    106 South 5th Street, Vandalia, IL 62471
    Located in Downtown Vandalia
    618-283-9380, Offers information, displays, and artifacts from the National Road. more info

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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

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... more info

  

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