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    Stephenson House House Built 1820 Colonel Stephenson  
 
 

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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Tour Hours
  March - December

Thursday-Saturday
10 am-3 pm
(Gift Shop open until 4 pm)


Sunday
12-3 pm
(Gift Shop open until 4 pm)


Tours are guided by a historically dressed docent and last 1-1.5 hours.
 
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Upcoming ......


1820 Wilderness Summer Camp

June 15-17
9am-2pm

Pre-registration Required

$85 per child (4/th-8th grades)

Limited to 12 campers


Summer Camps
     
 

Thank You Corporate Sponsors!!


Cassens Transport Compay
(Landmark Benefactor)
 
 
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