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The Quincy area is alive with a vibrant culture and history that it celebrates through the performing arts and museums. Celebrated as one of the most significant models of architectural diversity in the United States, Quincy represents a melting pot of architecture and design. Walk down our Maine Streets to experience everything from Romanesque to Craftsman styles. Home to the first Arts Council in America, the Quincy area prides itself on being a great place for artists and performers to explore their craft for all to appreciate. Rich with Mormon history, the Nauvoo area takes you on a trip through the past. Pike County represents one of Illinois’ hidden historical treasures. Visit one of our museums, attend a matinee in a state-of-the-art community theatre, get wrapped up in our history. See the unexpected Quincy area.


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1930’s Preserving Agriculture Museum
Quincy | 217.224.9249
Open by Appointment Only
The Preserving Agriculture History Museum showcases agriculture machinery that would be found in a typical 80-120 acre farm in the Midwest during the 1930’s. It also includes many of the things that would be found in a typical 1930’s farmhouse. This museum is free and open to groups.

All Wars Museum
1707 North 12th St
| 217.222.8641
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-4:00pm
Weekends: 9:00am-4:00pm
Free to Public
Museum of United States military history from the American Revolution to Operation Enduring Freedom

Dollhouses Then & Now
123 North 4th St | 217.228.4505
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (closed 1-2pm daily)
Guided tours available Wed 10am-1pm
or by appointment.
Admission: $3 adults $2 Children

Museum that houses over 60 vintage furnished doll houses from the 1920's- to current. The architectural designs and fashions depict and present the evolution of homes and furnishings from then to now. Also is the Then and Now gift shop which is complete with collectable doll house furnishings for sale. Children enjoy playing the scavenger hunt and viewing the 1949 "Disney House" and the 1924 Tootsie Toy house furnished with Tootsie toy pieces. Located inside Taylor's Furniture Store, along the square in Quincy's downtown business district.

Dr. Richard Eell’s House
415 Jersey Street |217.223.1800
Hours: Feb-Nov., Saturday 1-4pm
An early Quincy physician and leading abolitionist built this two-story brick house, which was an Underground Railroad site from 1835 to 1846.

German Historic District
4th to 12th Street, Adams to Jersey Streets, Quincy
The South Side German Historic District encompasses most of Quincy’s southwest quarter. In the late 1800’s, as much as 70% of the area was inhabited by German immigrants. The district became known as “Calf Town,” due to the fact that almost every household had a cow or calf tied in their backyard. The original German YMCA building, built in 1893, is located on the southeast corner of 9th and State Street.

Governor John Wood Mansion, Lincoln Gallery, History Museum

425 South 12th Street, Quincy
| 217.222.1835
Closed November- March, Office hours Tues-Fri, 10am-2pm, Sat 10am - 2pm.
All-inclusive Full Site Pass:Adults: $10; Children $5.50
Mansion and Lincoln Gallery Admission: Adults: $8; Children $4
History Museum Admission: Adults: $3; Children $1.50
The John Wood Mansion is the restored home of Quincy's founder and the twelfth Governor of Illinois. The mansion is recognized by historians and architects as one of the Midwest's finest existing examples of Greek Revival architecture. Also on the property is a 1835 Pioneer Log Cabin, preserved, refurbished authentically, with a pioneer garden. The History Museum displays items depicting the history of Adams County, and the Visitor's Center houses a gift shop & The Lincoln Gallery. 10% Discount to members of the Time Travelers Program.


Illinois Veteran’s Home, All Wars Museum, and Deer Park
1707 North 12th Street, Quincy | 217.222.8641

Museum Hours: Mon-Fri 1-4pm,
Weekends 9am-4pm / Free
The Illinois Veteran’s Home of Quincy is one of our nation’s largest and oldest veterans home. It not only generates its own electrical power, but also owns and maintains it own water, sewer, gas, telephone and data network systems as well. The Veteran’s Home also houses the All Wars Museum, which has exhibits spanning from the American Revolution to Desert Storm. Visit the deer and buffalo parks within the grounds.


Indian Mounds Park and Pool
1400 S 5th Street | Quincy, IL

Pool: 217.228.9219
Park District: 217.223.7703
Indian Mounds Park is one of the few public places in the state where visitors can view Native American mounds. Eight burial mounds are preserved in the park. Visitors can view burial mounds, a statue of a Native American girl, and travel through a walking time line. The park is also home to newly remodeled swimming pool. The pool, which opened in July of 2003, features waterslides, geysers, diving boards, sand volleyball, and a sloped pool entrance.
Pool Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 12-6pm
Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun: 12-9pm


Mississippi Valley Antique Auto Museum
Front & Cedar
217.223.1238 | 217.223.9078

Hours: Memorial Day- Labor Day, Sundays Only 12:00pm-4:00pm
Admission: $2
Over 40 antique cars and related displays
A sheer delight for auto buffs everywhere, this antique car museum houses 35 cars and related displays. Open Sundays memorial Day through Labor Day.


Quincy Art Center
1515 Jersey | 217.223.5900
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1:00-4:00pm
Adults $3/ Children $1.50
Museum of the visual arts with a variety of rotating exhibitions throughout the year
Come to Quincy’s museum of visual arts and enjoy a variety of activities, such as lectures, visiting artists’ classes and demonstrations.


Quincy Museum
1601 Maine St | 217.224.7669
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1:00-5:00pm
Closed Mid-November, January, February
Admission: Adults $5/ Children $3
Museum that houses traveling exhibits, a children’s discovery museum, and entirely restored first floor in 1890’s style
Enter the Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion and step back in time. The first floor is decorated in 1890's fashion, and the second and third floors house rotating exhibits. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Villa Kathrine
532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy | 217.224.3688
Call for Hours / Admission: Adults $3/ Children $1.50
The Villa Kathrine is a unique example of Mediterranean architecture in the Midwest. The Villa is located on a bluff with a breath taking view of the Mississippi River. Built for Quincy native and world traveler George Metz, Villa Kathrine was based on his sketches and photos of villas in various parts of the Islamic world. It has a number of interesting features, including a “harem” room and a courtyard, which surrounds a reflecting pool. The building now houses Quincy’s Tourist Information Center.


World Aero Space Museum
1659 Hwy 104, Quincy | 217.885.3800
Hours by Appointment: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm / Free
World Aero Space Museum displays aircraft from the Cold War era. It is the only museum known in the world today preserving these types of aircraft in one location. Most of the aircraft displayed are in working, flying condition. This allows veterans and people of all ages to see these planes up close and in the air. Aircraft on display include MiG21,MiG29, L39, L39MS, Romanian IAR 823, and the CJ6A.


Area Arts Organizations
Quincy’s large cultural impact is due to its many finely restored museums, active theatre, well preserved architecture, and its active Society of Fine Arts.

Quincy welcomes 25,000 people from the tri-state area each year to its Community Theatre for 7 productions in main stage and student theatre.

The Quincy Society of Fine Arts (QSFA), America’s first Community Arts Council, was founded in 1947 to "stimulate the practice and appreciation of the fine arts."

The arts have a large support base in the Quincy community, with half the organizations’ annual budgets coming in the form of memberships, volunteer time and donated services.

Listed below are area arts organizations. For the latest information on upcoming arts events, individuals may call the ARTS hotline at 217.228.ARTS.

American Assoc. of University Women | 217.223.6175

American Guild of Organists | 217.228.9034

Big River Carvers Club | 217.222.2429

Culver-Stockton College Fine Arts | 217.231.6000

Friends of the Castle | 217.222.2949

Friends of the Dr. Richard Eells House | 217.222.1799

Gardner Museum of Architecture & Design | 217.224.6873

German Village Society | 217.223.7818

Great River Barbershop Chorus | 217.223.5426

Great River Genealogical Society | 217.223.6242

Great River Watercolor Soc. | 217.223.5900 | 217.224.3350

Hannibal-LaGrange College of Fine Arts | 573.221.3675

Historic Quincy Business District | 217.228.8696

Historical Soc. of Quincy & Adams County | 217.222.1835

John Wood Community College Fine Arts | 217.224.6500

LDM Productions | 217.224.6736 or 217.222.6991

Mid-Mississippi Muddy Water Blues Soc. | 217.224.3041

Mississippi River Brass Band | 217.224.3199

Muddy River Opera Company | 217.222-2856 | 217.223.8605

Photographic Society of Quincy | 217.434.8742

Quincy Art Center | 217.223.5900

Quincy Artists Guild
| 217.222.6222

Quincy China Painters Guild | 217.222.2152 | 217.223.6266

Quincy Civic Music Association | 217.277.9500

Quincy Comm. Concert Band | 217.223.4327 | 217.224.5269

Quincy Community Theatre | 217.222.3209

Quincy Conservatory/Illinois State Music Teachers Association | 217.223.0669

Quincy History Round Table | 217.222.8910

Quincy Museum | 217.224.7669

Quincy Notre Dame High School Fine Arts | 217.223.2479

Quincy Park Band | 217.224.3199

Quincy Park District | 217.223.7703

Quincy Preserves | 217.224.0702

Quincy Public Library | 217.223.1309

Quincy Public Schools Fine Arts | 217.224.3774

Quincy Sister City Commission | 217.222.7980

Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association
| 217.222.2856

Quincy University Fine Arts | 217.222.8020

Quincy Writers’ Guild
| 217.222.4968

Quinsippi Needleworkers | 217.224.7763

St. Peter School Fine Arts | 217.222.3155 or 217.223.3767

Sunday Music Series | 217.228.2866

Transitions of Western Illinois | 217.223.0413

Western Illinois University Bureau of Cultural Affairs

Women’s City Club | 217.222.2578

Young Men’s Christian Association | 217.222.1400

Young Women’s Christian Association | 217.222.4996


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Joseph Smith Historic Center
149 Water Street, Nauvoo, IL | 1.217.453.2246
Homestead and gravesite of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and his family.


Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum
308 Walnut Street, Carthage, IL | 1.217.357.3119
Hancock’s natural history, Civil War memorabilia and view Native-American and Mormon artifacts


Monument to Women
Nauvoo Visitor’s Center, Young & Hubbord Streets | Nauvoo, IL | 1.888.453.6434
Statues depicting and celebrating women’s roles
May thru Aug: Mon thru Sat 8am - 9pm, Sun 10:30am - 6pm
Sept thru April: Mon thru Sat 9am - 6pm, Sun 12pm - 6pm


Rheinberger Museum
Nauvoo State Park, Hwy 96, Durphy St., Nauvoo, IL
1.217.453.6648 |

Weld House Museum
1380 Mulholland St., Nauvoo, IL | 1.217.453.6648
19th-century doctor’s office has artifacts, genealogy information and cemetery records |


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Barry Historical Museum
880 Bainbridge, Barry
Hours by appointment | 217.335.2591 or 217.335.2521

Local historical memorabilia, Care collection of Norton Walter, Genealogy info.


Harman House Museum
Harman Street, Pleasant Hill, IL 62363 | 217.734.2113
Hours: Third Sun of month 1pm - 3pm


Skinner House Community Center & Museum
NE Corners Quincy & Stanford Streets, Griggsville, IL 62340 | 217.833.2724
Hours: Tue & Wed 8am - 12pm, Thurs thru Sat 1pm - 5pm


Collver Family Winery
Two Roosters Way, Interstate 72, Exit 20, Barry, IL
Jan. thru April: Thurs thru Sun 12pm - 5pm May thru Dec: Wed thru Sat 10am - 5pm | 217.335.3279

Winery offers tours, tasting and mystery dinner theatres


Pittsfield Theatre Guild
400 East Jefferson, Pittsfield, IL 62363
Scheduled plays t.b.a.





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