Fall is in the air!
At the C.H. Moore Homestead
We are the little museum with the big name. The C. H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum is two museums in one. But it’s really more than that, too!
HOURS of OPERATION*
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm | Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Adults: $5 | 12 - 18: $2
Ages 11 and Younger | Members
Touring the Victorian Mansion House
The Homestead is much more than just the charming Victorian Mansion at its core. Many little secret and unexpected places are waiting to be explored inside its walls; many items of historical value and rare beauty are waiting to be discovered.
Exploring a Not-So-Distant Past
There’s more still to see, enjoy, and learn at the DeWitt County Museum at the Homestead. Besides the history of the county itself, told in art, photos, artifacts, and writings from the period, are special exhibits and displays not to be missed.
Points of Interest at the Homestead
When visiting, be sure to see the many special places, inside the Mansion and out, that include everything from collections of antique carriages to the one-of-a-kind, personal library of C. H. Moore.
Sprague Memorial Covered Bridge
Farm Implements Museum
Kent Exhibit Room
Clinton H. Moore Library
EVENTS at the HOMESTEAD
September 25th & 26th, 2021
The Apple ‘n Pork Festival
Imagine two days of fun, frolic, and really good food. Where old-timey blacksmiths demonstrate their skills, scores of craftsmen ply their trade, and cooks stir cauldrons of delicious ham and beans over open fires. It’s the one and only Apple ‘n Pork Festival, back again this September at the C.H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum!
Other Recurring Events
Besides the Apple ‘n Pork Festival, the Museum sponsors and hosts several annual events throughout the year, many of which have become regular, recurring, and much-anticipated happenings in the community.
Come join us!
On the Saturday before Father’s Day
(Not scheduled for 2021)
In the spring or early summer
“Quilted Keepsake” Quilt Show
Through the month of July (2021)
Friday nights between Thanksgiving & Christmas
CALENDAR of EVENTS
CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOURS
Kick off the season with a night-after-Thanksgiving visit from Santa and a tour. Friday night tours continue thru Dec 17.
A VISIT FROM SANTA AND MRS CLAUS
What would holidays at the Homestead be without a visit from Santa? While you’re here, take the Candlelight tour!
“A little Victorian-era jewel,
set in the heart of rural Illinois.”
Author, Hidden History of St. Louis
From The North
From Chicago (2hr 34min): Take I-55 S to US-51 S in Bloomington Township. Take exit 135 and follow US-51 S to E Woodlawn in Clinton. Turn left for Homestead entrance. From Milwaukee (3hr 40min) take I-294 S to I-55 S, then follow Chicago directions.
From The South
From St. Louis (2hr 20min): Take the Poplar Street bridge across the Mississippi River. Stay on I-55 N to IL-54 E/E Sangamon Ave in Springfield. Take exit 100A. Follow IL-54 E to Clinton. There, turn left onto N Grant street curving right onto W Woodlawn.
From The East
From Indianapolis (2hr 42min), Dayton (4hr 28min), and Columbus (5hr 18min): Take I-70 W and into I-74 W to IL-54 W in Farmer City. Take exit 159 and follow IL-54 W to E Washington St in Clinton. Turn right on N Grand curving right onto W Woodlawn.
From The West
From Des Moines (4hr 53min), Cedar Rapids (3hr 39min), and Davenport/ Moline (2hr 31min): Take I-80 E and into I-74 E to US-51 S in Bloomington Township. Take exit 135 and follow US-51 S to E Woodlawn in Clinton. Turn left for Homestead entrance.
VISIT US VISIT CLINTON VISIT DeWITT COUNTY
C.H. Moore Homestead
DeWitt County Museum
219 E Woodlawn St
Clinton, Illinois 61727
May 1 - December 31*
HOURS of OPERATION*
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
12 - 18: $2
11 and Under: Free
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& DeWitt County Museum
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