1411 N 27th St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-246-0033

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


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

Docents are available for tours.  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 one-room schools yxClick

  • Educational
    One Room School Days Education
  • Trails

    Kitty Irvin Trail

  • Barbara Kay and Bill Paulic WWII Sing-Along

    WWII Sing-Along June 10th at 2:00 p.m.x


Welcome to Jefferson County Historical Village and Museum

The Museum and the Village, with its buildings and their contents, reflect life in Jefferson County from the mid 19th century to more recent years.

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, 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.


IMAGE On June 10th at the Jefferson County Historical Village, a World War II Sing Along takes the audience down memory lane. Barbara serves as the...

IMAGE Mount Vernon Mayor John Lewis was a welcomed guest at the Saturday Morning Coffee Hour on May 20. He is pictured here with JCHS President Nancy...

IMAGE At the request of the Green Tree Activity Director, Lucy Baker held a Chat Session at Green Tree on "What did you eat when you were young." About a...

IMAGE   Saturday, April 29 was get-ready-for-visitors time at the village.  Most of the volunteers for 2017 docent duty were in attendance. ...

IMAGE   The Past Pastimes before Television exhibit preview party was held April 27th in the Schweinfurth Museum at the Jefferson Couty Historical...