Visitors Guide to the Quincy Area
Museum Passport

   
Quincy has a lot to offer in its beautifully restored museums. To encourage visitors to experience the history and culture these museums offer the Quincy Area Convention has put together a complimentary Museum Passport to explore ten of Quincy's notable museums. The passport is good for a pay for one admission and get one free. With no expiration date, the passport will be checked at each museum, as guests may keep their pass until they have visited all the museums. Find and circle 5 of the "treasures" highlighted in yellow and show the passport at the Villa Kathrine for a free ball cap or frisbee. Call 217-214-3700 or 1-800-978-4748 or visit the Quincy’s Tourist Information Center at the Villa Kathrine at 532 Gardner Expressway to obtain a Museum Passport or visit the See Quincy website to download a passport. 
   
Museums participating in the Museum Passport Program
   
Illinois Veteran’s Home
& All Wars Museum

1707 North 12th Street
Quincy, IL
217-222-8641 ext. 338
  The Illinois Veteran’s Home of Quincy is one of our nation’s largest and oldest veterans home. The facility is often called "the city within the city" because of its size and unique set up and is composed of over 25 buildings on 210 beautiful acres on the northern edge of Quincy The site houses the All Wars Museum, which has exhibits spanning from the American Revolution through today's conflicts. The grounds also feature deer and buffalo parks.
1930s Preserving
Agriculture Museum

Quincy, IL
217-223-5099
  The Preserving Agriculture History Museum showcases John Deere agriculture machinery that would be found in a typical 80 to 120 acre farm in the Midwest during the 1930s. 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. Open by Appointment Only.
Dollhouses Then & Now
123 North 4th Street
Quincy, IL

217-222-1153
  Located inside Taylor's Furniture Store this museum houses over 60 vintage furnished doll houses from the 1920s to the present. 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. Hours: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4pm and Saturday 1 pm - 3 pm. Special Showings By Appointment. Admission.
   
Dr. Richard Eells House
415 Jersey Street
Quincy, IL
217-223-1800
  The Dr. Richard Eells House was a part of the Underground Railroad. The home is the oldest standing two-story brick house in Quincy. In the 1840’s the house was a stopping point on the Underground Railroad, as escaping slaves made their way north to freedom. Dr. Eells is credited with helping several hundred slaves escape through the Underground Railroad.
The History Museum
322 Maine Street
Quincy, IL
217-214-1888
  8Quincy's original library is now home to Quincy area artifacts, a stained glass gallery, gift shop, and Mormon City of Refuge Display.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Interpretive Center

128 North 5th Street
Quincy, IL
217-223-5099
  Just a short walk across the street from the site of the 6th Lincoln-Douglas Debate of 1858, the Interpretive Center features displays that tell the story of influential friendships in the Quincy area of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. Be sure to pick up a free souvenir making kit for your kids while you’re at the Center...they’ll have fun creating rubbings as you explore the nearby Looking for Lincoln Way Side Exhibits...18 in all! Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30pm, evenings & weekends by appointment. For more information visit www.lincolndouglasquincydebate.com.
Quincy Art Center
1515 Jersey Street
Quincy, IL
217-223-5900
  The Quincy Art Center, a museum of the visual arts, was started in 1923 and is located on the grounds of the former Lorenzo Bull mansion, now the Women’s City Club. In 1990 an award-winning addition was opened with galleries and a gift shop with studio space in the lower level. A variety of rotating exhibitions are presented throughout the year. Important contemporary Midwestern art is a primary focus, and work by artists of national and international renown are also featured. Visit the Quincy Art Center website for more information.
   
Quincy Museum
1601 Maine Street
Quincy, IL
217-224-7669
  The Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion, completed in 1891, is the home of the Quincy Museum. The mansion set American architectural standards in the late 1800’s and contributed to its appointment to the National Register of Historic Places. The first floor of the building is restored to the Victorian era style of the 1890s. Among other things, the museum features traveling exhibits, Native American artifact exhibits, local history exhibits, and a dinosaur exhibit.
   
Villa Kathrine
532 Gardner Expressway
Quincy, IL
217-224-3688
  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.
   
John Wood Mansion
425 South 12th Street
Quincy, IL
217-222-1835
  The John Wood Mansion is the restored home of Quincy’s founder and the twelfth Governor of Illinois, John Wood. The mansion is recognized by historians and architects as one of the Midwest’s finest existing examples of Greek Revival architecture. The Parsonage was built as the minister's home for the English Lutheran Church and now is used as a museum displaying items depicting the history of Adams County while preserving a historic parsonage. The 1835 Pioneer Log Cabin is a preserved, refurbished, and authentic pioneer cabin that is used as an elementary school facility.
   

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