Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site, Vandalia

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The Vandalia State House, built in 1836, is the fourth capitol building of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is also the oldest capitol building in Illinois to survive, as the first, second, and third capitol buildings have all disappeared. The brick Federal style state house has been operated by the state of Illinois as a monument of Illinois pioneer years since 1933. It is located in Vandalia, Illinois, on the National Road (and National Old Trails Road), and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • The building is easily accessible from the street. There is information about it’s the historical significance on plaques in the building’s surroundings. Unfortunately the Statehouse was closed... 
    The building is easily accessible from the street. There is information about it’s the historical significance on plaques in the building’s surroundings. Unfortunately the Statehouse was closed...  more »
  • The Vandalia State House, built in 1836, was an impressive structure for its time but not so impressive that it didn't impress a young legislator named Abraham Lincoln, who voted with his colleagues.....  more
    The Vandalia State House, built in 1836, was an impressive structure for its time but not so impressive that it didn't impress a young legislator named Abraham Lincoln, who voted with his colleagues.....  more »
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  • Went with my family to see the Vandalia State House Memorial. Very nice, clean, and the guide was informative. We did our self-guided tour and had plenty of questions. The museum will be hosting a candle lit event on December 10, 5-7pm. The entire house will be lit in candle and you will be able to tour. Should be a good evening!
  • This place was so great to see we actually got to walk where Abraham Lincoln walked. The information lady was so knowledgeable and friendly. It is a self-caught tour which is nice cause any can do your time. It’s a must see

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