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

  • Molly's War

    Mollies War

    Saturday, August 19 at 2pm

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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 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!! 

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

IMAGE   Work on the long awaited new storage building  started early Monday morning, July 24, 2017.  The process was completed with delivery...

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...

  
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