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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  • Entrance
  • Aerial View
  • Village
    Popular Village Scene
  • One-room School

    One of the last of 144 Jefferson County IL one-room schools yxClick

  • Educational
    One Room School Days Education
  • Trails

    Kitty Irvin Trail

  • Candlelight Walk 2017

    Saturday, November 4th 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Berlin Wall
  

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 houses of the 19th century, a log church, a log jail, a one-room school, functional blacksmith and print shops, a display of period merchandise in the general store, and a variety of medical equipment in the Medical Building.

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


News

IMAGE A 2013/4 county-wide Jefferson County Historical Society program collected funding, purchased materials, and installed an identification sign at the...

IMAGE Saturday afternoon, September 23rd, Bill Forness presented a moving tribute to country music legend Johnny Cash.  One hundred and forty-six fans...

IMAGE Members of the Southern Illinois Association of Museums held their annual meeting at the Jefferson County Historical Village Museum Saturday, August...

IMAGE Reconstruction of North 27th Street has at last been completed (Aug. 1, 2017).  It is now open to through traffic!!  Save

IMAGE Work on the Schweinfurth Foundation Grant-funded replacement of the wood-chipped walkway around the village is now complete.  The new section...

  
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