Plan Your Visit
There is so much to do and see around Henry County you will need more than a day. What if you only have a day? What if plan to stay overnight? We offer you a sample of the fun excursions for your group to enjoy! It is easy for tour operators to find new and interesting excursions for their groups. Get your ideas started.
- Hennepin Canal – Our Historical & Recreational Treasure
- Historical & Architectural Delights
- Swedish Heritage
- Agriculture Heritage
- Winery and Arts
- Shopping Excursions with Creative Art, Garden, and Furniture Participative Experiences
Group Tour Options
- Local Themed or Customized Itineraries
- Fun Facts Available
- Personal FAM Options for Tour Planners
- Sample Themed Itineraries For Seniors, Families & Students
Give us a call at 309-761-8473 and we will answer any questions and help you plan your tour to Henry County, Illinois.
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Historical and Architectural Walking Tours
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the various towns of Henry County, taking in the sights at your own pace. View original homes dating back to the 1800s and take in all of their architectural delights. No need to follow anyone else’s itinerary — use our guides but feel free to wander off for a delightful meal or to whatever unusual sight beckons.
Notable sights on this tour include the homes of founders and early business and civic leaders, and one of one of the last surviving Civil War veterans.
Look for the Richardson Romanesque Geneseo Township Library with its hipped roof, crossed gables and arched entry, and for the A.J. Meade Drugstore, which is the lone survivor of a formerly bustling old-time business center. Its simple style (business in the front, living quarters in the back) was once quite common to the area. See, also, examples of Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne Victorian, Second Empire and many others types of past architecture.
The Bishop Hill Official Walking Tour Guide is available here or at the Bishop Hill Colony Store. It includes pictures and descriptions of each of the original colony buildings as well as a map.