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Rebuilding the Past in Your Presence

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.

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Hours

 
  Winter Hours

January - February

Saturday,  10am-4pm
Sunday, 12-4p,



*All tours are guided and last 1-1.5 hours. Tours are not conducted after 3pm.
 
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Upcoming ......


Annual Meeting
January 26, 7pm

Open to all members of the Friends and current board members. New board members will be inducted.
     
 

Special Exhibit: The Other Family: Indentured Servants at Stephenson House

February 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28

During this exhibit, the 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House honors the lives of the indentured servants who lived and worked in the household. Visitors will learn about slavery in Illinois and the servants living at the house.
 
 
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