Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County

We keep local history alive, and we’re proud to be a destination for scholars, history buffs and tourists alike. 

Whether you’re interested in the city’s early settlers and its founding father John Wood, fascinated by the area’s ties to President Abraham Lincoln, looking for a glimpse of what life was like in the 19th century or wanting to research your genealogy - - the Historical Society is here to help you.

With two iconic locations – the Governor John Wood Mansion at 12th and State and the History Museum on the Square at 4th and Maine– the Historical Society has a treasure trove of local records and artifacts.  Visit also the Lincoln Gallery, the Livery, and the 1835 Log Cabin on the 12th & State Campus.

We are committed to the ongoing collection and preservation of items related to our history, and we provide educational programs, exhibits, and tours that help make that history come to life.

Visitor Information

Address: 425 South 12th Street Quincy, Illinois 62301

Website: https://www.hsqac.org/