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 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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Here are a few of the comments guests have written on the visitor logs, said to tour guides, or stated after a moving Saturday afternoon program


•       This is really awesome!

•       Amazing!

•       You have done a good job!

•       Wonderful!

•       Great collections

•       Great place!  Edwin Karcher's work is gorgeous!

•       LOVE IT!!

•       Great to be back!

•       Very good displays

•       Awesome!!!

•       GREAT! 

•       I'm beside myself knowing my dad actually worked on this.  So wonderful you have preserved it...

•       Please keep up the good work...

•       I have to bring my grandmother to see this - I know she will probably cry, but she'll love it

•       I'm so glad somebody had sense enough not to throw EVERYTHING away

•       I just really love this place.  I wish we had something like it in Marion County

•       BEAUTIFUL!

•       So peaceful! I could sit here in the breeze all day and watch the windmill pump away!

•       Fun!

•       Beautiful place

•       Nice for grandkids

•       Awesome, interesting, enjoyed it!

•       Very educational!

•       Really brings back memories!

•       Engaging and interesting!

•       Enjoyed it tremendously!!!

•       A real treasure!

•       Awesome display of the old days!

•       I love all your artifacts!

•       Love the blacksmithing!