Cultural Heritage

Stroll into history

While driving Henry County back roads, you will see rich farmland with picturesque agricultural vistas that seem to stretch forever.  The fertile farm ground and the promise of the good life drew early pioneers to settle in Henry County.   Dotting the scenery are small towns and villages telling the stories of the land.

Eleven different museums and several agri-tourism attractions offer authentic learning experiences to visualize the stories of by-gone days.  A visit to Henry County will conjure thoughts of a simpler time while strolling past restored 1800’s-era buildings, watching farmers work the fields with mid-1900’s equipment, and experiencing historic shopping districts in many communities.

American Woman’s League Chapter House
440 Locust Street
61233
Andover
Call for scheduled appointment for individuals or group.
Andover Historical Museum & Grounds
418 Locust Street
61233
Andover
Call for scheduled appointment for individuals or group.
B&B National Toy Museum
130 West Center Street
61238
Cambridge
Open by appointment
Bishop Hill State Historic Site
304 South Bishop Hill Road
61419
Bishop Hill
March through October, Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November through February, Thursday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bishop Hill Steeple Building
103 North Bishop Hill Street
61419
Bishop Hill
April to December, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. January through March Daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Bishop Hill, National Historic Landmark
304 Bishop Hill Road
61419
Bishop Hill
March through October, Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November through February, Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cambridge Heritage Village Park
209 East Court Street
61238
Cambridge
Open by appointment or during community events.
Geneseo Historical Museum
205 South State Street
61254
Geneseo
Open March through November 9 a.m. to 12:00 pm. and 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Group tours are welcomed with an appointment.
Henry County Court House
307 West Center Street
61238
Cambridge
Monday thruogh Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Group Tours by Appointment