Winter hours for state historic sites

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[OCT. 30, 2004]  SPRINGFIELD -- Winter hours of operation for state historic sites administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will begin Nov. 1.

Many sites will close at 4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. Outdoor sites such as Lincoln's New Salem will close at 4 p.m. during November through February because of darkness. Some other sites will close at 4 p.m. because visitation drops off dramatically in late afternoon during the winter, and staff will use the 4 to 5 p.m. hour to maintain the site's collections.

The state historic sites reduced their days of operation beginning Sept. 1, 2002, as a result of budget reductions contained in the fiscal 2003 budget enacted by the Illinois General Assembly. Most sites are now open Wednesday through Sunday and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

2004-2005 Illinois state historic site schedule

All sites closed on the following holidays this season: Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Presidents Day, Columbus Day.

Apple River Fort, Elizabeth

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Bishop Hill, Bishop Hill

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Black Hawk, Rock Island

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Cahokia Courthouse, Cahokia

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Carl Sandburg Birthplace, Galesburg

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Dana-Thomas House, Springfield

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

David Davis Mansion, Bloomington

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Douglas Tomb, Chicago

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Fort de Chartres, Prairie du Rocher

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Fort Kaskaskia, Ellis Grove

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Campground will remain open.

Ulysses S. Grant Home, Galena

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November- February.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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Jubilee College, Brimfield

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Lewis and Clark, Hartford

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, Springfield

  • Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Sunday and Monday.

Lincoln Log Cabin, Lerna

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Lincoln's New Salem, Petersburg

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Lincoln Tomb, Springfield

  • Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round.

Martin-Boismenue House, North Dupo

  • Open Saturday only, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round.

Metamora Courthouse, Metamora

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 1-4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Mount Pulaski Courthouse, Mount Pulaski

  • Open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Sunday and Monday.

Old Market House, Galena

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Old State Capitol, Springfield

  • Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Sunday and Monday.

Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Postville Courthouse, Lincoln

  • Open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Sunday and Monday.

Vachel Lindsay Home, Springfield

  • Open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., year-round.
  • Closed Sunday and Monday.

Vandalia Statehouse, Vandalia

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November-February.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March-October.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

[Illinois Historic Preservation Agency news release]

 

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