The Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House is an important landmark that links the early history of Edwardsville to the earliest days of the Illinois Territory circa 1809 and the establishment of Edwardsville as the center of government and commerce. It is a connection between Territorial Governer Ninian Edwards, Colonel Benjamin Stephenson and the State of Illinois.
Built in 1820, this two-story brick home, constructed in the Federal style, is an excellent example of architecture from this early period. Each of the four rooms has original millwork; and two of the
four original mantels are designed in the Adams style. The home was built with native material by skilled local craftsmen.
Hours March - December Thursday -
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 12-4
January - February Saturdays 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Sundays 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
House will be closed November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 28 & 29
Christmas Candlelight ToursCome experience Christmas at
the Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House. Historically garbed docents will be throughout the
house as guests take a self-guided tour through the festively
will not be open during the day Nov. 28, 29 or 30. The site will be
preparing for the evening event.