Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site, Vandalia

#743 of 1,944 in Things to do in Illinois
Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • It was time to take a break from driving, so when I saw the sign for a National Historic Site in Vandalia, we got off the interstate and drove into town. Actually this was one of the few Lincoln...  more »
  • This was a good stop in downtown Vandalia. There are sculptures and lots of information about AbrahamLincoln.  more »
  • I love the history associated with this place. I learned some things I did not know about President Lincoln when he served in the Illinois State House. They have great story boards both inside and outside on the grounds. The restoration work was done very well. The person on staff there was super nice and very knowledgeable.
  • Illinois oldest existing state capitol. The Vandalia State House is part of the Lincoln Heritage Area so I stopped in to get a passport stamp. Had a really nice visit and time to stretch my legs while learning about early Illinois politics.

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