David Davis Mansion

1000 Monroe Drive

Our goal is to raise $130,000.00 to help keep the Mansion open, but we can't do it alone. Your donation/membership in the David Davis Mansion Foundation today will help ensure that future visitors, both young and old, will have a chance to experience a remarkable moment in time, when Illinois stood at the crossroads of the nation's history.


Samantha Nussbaum

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

Great historical stop, only $4 a person for an amazingly informative tour. Planning on taking my family the next time they visit! Warning: no where to sit during tour. This is not for people who can't stand for more than an hour or more. If we hadn't had a prior engagement, our tour guide would have loved to give a 3 hour tour!! Loved her!

Alison Hamlet

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017

Such a great experience- an awesome tour of an old fashioned and greatly kept-up home! Beautiful!

Janine Wieland

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

So beautiful decorated for Christmas can't wait to come back in Spring for the auto show

Laraine Jones

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

I was suprised the tour was donation only! Very beautiful

Katie Hallock

Friday, March 17, 2017

My husband and I really enjoy architecture and history, so this was the perfect place to explore! Start at the visitor's center! There, they show you a short film about David Davis, when he built the house and about the architecture of the time. After that, we had a nice tour. There were only four of us, so we felt very comfortable asking questions along the way! The house is beautiful and even more so because the Christmas decorations were up! The tour guide had a great amount of information about each room and how it was used and why it was designed the way it was. We probably only spent a little over an hour here, but in that time we learned and saw so much!