One of Bloomington's historic mansions the home was built around 1872 and has been nicely restored. At a cost of $75,000--a princely sum for the time and more than double the original budget--it wasn't a huge house compared to other stately homes, but included modern features such as lead-lined bathtubs and flushing loos. Replete with Christmas decorations when we visited,... 更多
This was a great view of how the well to do lived in the 1800's. Seeing different bell pulls in the bedroom depending on the needs of the family member. Ornate wood carvings and social rooms. Well worth the tirp.
With plans to be in the area, we determined from TripAdvisor that the most favored "Thing To Do" in Bloomington is a tour of the David Davis Mansion. We don't feel a need to return to repeat our visit, but we are glad we've learned this part of local history. Mr. Davis is the answer to the trivia question -... 更多
After an initial video , you will be taken on a tour. The tour takes you through a very historically and architecturally accurate home. The guides are thorough in their understanding of the history of Judge Davis, architectural design and layout of the property. In many ways it is an excellent stop for Lincoln buffs as Judge Davis persuaded Lincoln... 更多
I didn't even know who David Davis was before I visited here. But now I do, thanks to our excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable about David Davis and Abraham Lincoln. The house and the grounds were beautiful. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in the history of Illinois, David Davis, and Abraham Lincoln.
Beautiful place to tour. Knowledgeable staff - worth checking out, particularly during the holidays. You won't be disappointed. Master gardener kept gardens.
It's interesting not matter what time of year you go but Christmas is my favorite time. The volunteers go all out in re-creating the ambiance that was experienced by the Davis family.
This is the home of a good friend of Abraham Lincoln's, a man Lincoln appointed to the Supreme Court. It's large and beautiful. What really interested me is that this is about the oldest home I've seen with indoor plumbing.