1411 N 27th St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-246-0033
Email:
jchsvip14@gmail.com

Open weekends from the first full weekend in May through the last full weekend in October.

 

Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 

Docents are available for group tours most other days by appointment. 

 

Admission is free although donations are appreciated.


Office Hours
Monday - Friday
 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

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Welcome to the Jefferson County Historical Village and Museum


The Museum and the Village, with its buildings and their contents, reflect life in the past.

Among the furnished buildings, one finds log homes of the 19th century, a one-room school, a log church and log jail, operating blacksmith and print shops, a display of old merchandise in the general store and a variety of medical equipment from a foot-treadle dentist's drill to a Civil War amputation kit in the Medical Building.

A brochure with village map and descriptions of attractions is available at the Welcome Cabin.


News

IMAGE Thanks to a grant from the Schweinfurth Foundation, the remainder of the wood-chipped walkway around the village is being upgraded to match the...

IMAGE Work on the long awaited new storage building started early Monday morning, July 24, 2017.  Progress is shown below. Located on the Heritage...

IMAGE Two sessions of our award winning "A Day in the Life of a Prairie Child"  program were held earlier this month.  Kids lucky enough to...

IMAGE The inaugural edition of the Occasional Papers of Jefferson County is now available at the JCHS office. This edition contains research papers,...

  
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