Where Agriculture, Business & Education Come Together – Cambridge

Cambridge, located on the western edge of Henry County on IL Highway 81 and 82, is the county seat.  Visitors are welcomed to experience rich agriculture vistas and historic architecture.

Visit the Henry County Courthouse and you’ll be amazed – it was built in 1843. Walk across the street and head east for a block to the  1928 Gruey Memorial Library. Continue east to the revitalized downtown business district, home to the Heritage Village Park.

Summertime offers the Henry County Fair and village festivals.

Enjoy bicycling? Bike the northern tier of the ACA through the western Illinois flatland, then stay at The Timber Campground just east of Cambridge. Happy Pedaling!

Annual Events:

  • More Fun on 81
  • Car Fest Show
  • Fall Review
  • Christmas on the Square

Adventure Cyclist Association ~ Northern Tier Bike Trail
IL County Highway 81

Trail meanders through Henry County communities, Orion and Cambridge. You will ride some of the finest rolling prairie country highways dotted with centennial farms. Visit spring to late fall and experience a blossoming spring to spectacular fall colors. Towns are equipped with services and campgrounds available in Orion and Cambridge. Plan ahead and experience Henry County at its finest.

B&B National Toy Museum
130 West Center Street

See the toys your grandparents use to play with. Over 5,000 toys are part of this passionate collector's collection dating from 1890 to 1990. A variety of antique toys, trucks, and cars including a mixture of hot wheels on are display in over 100 showcases. Vintage automobiles are on display too! Visitors call it the highlight of their trip and an amazing experience. Museum is open three times a year during the Cambridge Fest and Auto Show, Cambridge Homecoming and Christmas on the Square. Tours are available by appointment.

Open by appointment
Bella’s Pizza
111 North Prospect
Cà d’Zan
411 South Road, Cambridge, IL 61238

Cà d'Zan invites you to relax and enjoy the charm of rural Midwest living!

Consider taking a break from big city life? Full house access where guests are welcomed to settle into space with the family or be as private as they would like. Visit the website for available accommodations. National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill is a short drive away, explore prairie on the utopia for the day or the hosts will provide local sights and events for you to consider during our stay. Enjoy on-site massage services include Swedish, Russian, and Ashiatsu, infrared sauna, and a variety of spa therapies. Inquire about Cà d'Zan house concert series they are a bonus, featuring internationally touring artists!

Cambridge Heritage Village Park
209 East Court Street

History abounds at Cambridge Heritage Village Park which provides a glimpse into Cambridge past. The Village features an 1843 Court House, 1895 Sand & Lime Johnson Record Building, Henry County Sheriff's Horse Barn dating back to the 1880's and the 1871 former Depot. Buildings contain Cambridge and agricultural historical artifacts and memorabilia.


Open by appointment or during community events.
Henry County Court House
307 West Center Street

Henry County was named for Patrick Henry. In 1843, the county seat settled permanently in Cambridge, Illinois. A grand Victorian structure of brick and stone the courthouse was completed in 1880. It stands three stories tall and features oak and black walnut woodwork throughout the courthouse. The second-floor courtroom contains oak panels; fireplace, antique jury, and court reporters chairs, and a judge's bench. Its grandest feature is the eighteen-foot-high ceiling that features a mural created by Frank Dirkson of Cambridge, Galva, Geneseo, and Kewanee. It is one of the finest courthouses in Illinois.


Monday thruogh Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Group Tours by Appointment
Songbird Lane Antiques
16870 North 1100 Avenue

Consider a road trip to Songbird Lane Antiques! Off the beaten path, drive up a country lane, you will encounter a shop offering an eclectic mix of vintage, primitive, and rustic farm-inspired interior and exterior decorating treasures.

Outside, the store offers a plethora of items to choose from for outdoor decorating; inside is a collector’s delight! You will enter and see Hank, the cow, on salvaged barn wood walls surrounded with selected large furniture, vintage advertisements, lighting, and a variety of home décor vintage and new items for visitors to browse. It’s a back road drive not to miss, Songbird Lane Antiques
April to October, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
Timber Campground
10768 East 1600 Street

Timber Campground offers Outdoor Relaxation

At Timber Campground, Cambridge, Illinois, you can walk among the trees, hear and see the birds singing in the 50-acre wooded campground. Drop a line into the 5-acre spring-fed stocked lake (catfish, bass and bluegill). Relax on the beach and cool off with a swim.  In the evening sit around the campfire and look up at the stars and dream. Make it your home. Take time to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The campground offers 50/30 amp sites, pull-thru's and lakeside tent sites. Activities on weekends.

Located on the Adventure Cyclist Northern Tier Route.



Valley View Club
9701 Illinois Highway 82