907 W. Carl Sandburg Dr.
Galesburg, IL 61401-1342
Phone: (309) 344-5445
Fax: (309) 344-5445
This Richardsonian Romanesque house, listed as a local, state and federal landmark, features a sandstone exterior, marble exterior columns, original beveled glass, three chandeliers, four fireplaces, cherry, oak and maple woodwork, the original parquet floors, and a cathedral-like front staircase with a spectacular arched window of stained, beveled, and leaded glass.
Built in 1867 this mansion has been restored to the 1886 Victorian era and decorated by the Galesburg Historical Society.
Opened in 1916 as a Vandeville house, the Opheum Hosted many early stars of stage and screen.
Bishop Hill State Historic Site was founded by Swedish immigrants in 1846 who were seeking religious freedom after they left their homeland. Bishop Hill is a quiet country village which still has the charm and character of the original colony. Visitors can enter the church and also explore the ancient colony that was used by the residents. It was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1984 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.