History & Museums

Southernmost Illinois has a long and rich history, from which many buildings, forts, and monuments still stand, including civil war relics and churches over a century old. Visitors can get a detailed look at the history of the region in the Safford Memorial Library in Cairo, full of antique documents and painting, or at The Old Depot in Tamms, an original Chicago railroad depot restored as a museum.

American Flourite Museum
Main Street, P.O. Box 755 Rosiclare IL 62982 Hardin County 618-285-3513
Giant Superman Statue
Superman Square Metropolis IL Massac County 618-524-5025 http://metropolistourism.com/
Riverlore Mansion
2723 Washington Avenue Cairo IL Alexander 618-734-1840
Hewer Statue at Halliday Park
9th & Washington Cairo IL Alexander County
Camp Ground Church & Cemetery
50 Tunnel Ln Anna IL Union County 618-833-9000
Elijah Curtis Home
405 Market Street Metropolis IL Massac County 618-524-6919
Union County Museum & General Store
117 & 119 Appleknocker Drive Cobden IL Union County 618-893-2865
Toll House Museum
Jct. US 51 & US 60 Cairo IL Alexander County 618-306-5818
P.A.S.T. Heritage House
102 S Main St Jonesboro IL Union County 618-833-8745
Paul Powell Museum & Research Center
404 West Vine Street Vienna IL Johnson County 618-995-2068
Mound City National Cemetery
Jct. Highway 51 & Highway 37 Mound City IL Pulaski County 618-748-9041
Custom House Museum
1400 Washington Avenue Cairo IL Alexander County 618-734-9632
Illinois Iron Furnace
North of Elizabethtown Elizabethtown IL Hardin County 618-658-2111 https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/shawnee/recreation/picnickinginfo/recarea/?recid=10687&actid=70
Noell Neill "Lois Lane" Statue
corner of 8th St. & Market St. Metropolis IL Massac County
Buel House
Columbus Street Goldconda IL Pope County
Noell Neill "Lois Lane" Statue
corner of 8th St. & Market St. Metropolis IL Massac County
Metropolis "Hope Light" Lighthouse
Front Street Metropolis IL Massac County 314-838-4959 http://www.hopelightproject.com
Historic Makanda Boardwalk
530 Makanda Road Makanda IL Jackson County
Jackson County Historical Center
1616 Edith St Murphysboro IL Jackson County (618) 684-6989 http://www.jacksonilhistoric.com/
Thebes Courthouse
Along the Mississippi River on Highway 3 Thebes IL Alexander County 618-764-2658
Jackson County Historical Center
1616 Edith St Murphysboro IL Jackson County (618) 684-6989 http://www.jacksonilhistoric.com/
Thebes Courthouse
Along the Mississippi River on Highway 3 Thebes IL Alexander County 618-764-2658
Fort Massac State Park
1308 East 5th Street Metropolis IL Massac County 618-524-4712 http://www.stateparks.com/fort_massac_state_park_in_illinois.html
Historical Kornthal Church
Old Cape Rd Jonesboro IL Union County
George Rogers Clark Discovery Trail
Fort Massac State Park Metropolis IL Massac County 618-524-4712
Mound City Marine Ways
Mound City IL Pulaski County
Kincaid Mounds Archaeological Site
4 miles south of Unionville Rd on New Cut Road Brookport IL Massac County 800-248-4373
Lincoln Memorial
521 N. Main St. Jonesboro IL Union County 618-833-8576
Black History Monument
Fulton Street and Green Drive Gallatin Shawneetown IL
Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum
1600 South Feazel St Harrisburg IL Saline County 618-253-7342 http://www.illinoisadventuretv.org/index.asp?page=st&site=1231
Pope County Historical Museum
112 N. Columbus Golconda IL Pope County 618-683-9702
Mounds African-American Museum
216 N. Front St. Mounds IL Pulaski County 618-745-6183
St. Anne's Church
Main St Anna IL Union County 618-833-9441 http://www.pastonline.org/
Super Museum
517 Market St. Metropolis IL Massac County 618-524-5518 http://www.supermuseum.com/
Safford Memorial Library
1609 Washington Avenue Cairo IL Alexander County 618-734-1840
Riverlone Mansion
2723 Washington Avenue Cairo IL Alexander 618-734-1840
Camp Ground Church & Cemetery
50 Tunnel Ln Anna IL Union County 618-833-9000
Westwood Cemetery
Westwood Cemetery Dr Shawneetown IL Gallatin