Jacksonville Area Museum
Any visitor's first stop in the Jacksonville area should be the Jacksonville Area Museum! In the early days of Illinois, Jacksonville was one of the leading cultural and political hubs of the state, a distinction that is still an important part of the city's fabric even to this day. The museum tells this compelling story with professional displays, videos, and artifacts of the Jacksonville and surrounding area.
Exhibits include: Connections to Abraham Lincoln, the expansion of industry, importance of local retail, the influence of institutions, the impact of famous indivduals, a history of medicine, the influence on modern dentistry, and so much more! The museum is also the home of the MacMurray College collection, and provides a home to their extensive history and artwork. With traveling and rotating exhibits, there is someting new each time one pays a visit to this fascinating look into the early history of Illinois.
The museum in located in the old Jacksonville Post Office, a beautiful federal building that has been repurposed into one of Jacksonville's finest cultural institutions.
Address: 301 East State Street Jacksonville, IL 62650