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It’s Back! Sept 25th & 26th

The Apple ‘n Pork Festival at the Homestead

Welcome

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

PAID ADMISSION*

Adults: $5   |   12 - 18: $2

FREE ADMISSION*

Ages 11 and Younger    |   Members

The C.H.Moore Homestead

The spirit of 19th Century attorney Clifton H. Moore lingers in the beautiful Victorian mansion he called home.

The DeWitt County Museum

Long the DeWitt County Seat, Clinton is now the keeper of the County’s rich history in the Museum at the Homestead.

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.

Old style wagon

Carriage Barn

Red color covered bridge

Sprague Memorial Covered Bridge

Farm Implements Museum

Wall glass case with historical rifles

Kent Exhibit Room

Library shelves with books

Clinton H. Moore Library

A Man of Note:
Clifton H. Moore

A man of historical importance in Central Illinois and the namesake and owner of the C.H. Moore Homestead, Clifton Moore was not only a successful attorney in 19th Century DeWitt County, he was also friend and confidant of Abraham Lincoln.

The Lincoln Connection

When the young lawyer Abraham Lincoln lived in Springfield, the Illinois State Capital, he regularly made visits to nearby Clinton, the county seat of neighboring DeWitt County. And whenever he came to Clinton he would meet with the man he shared an office with, his friend and fellow attorney…Clifton Moore.

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!

Green Tractor and Red Tractor

Tractor Show

On the Saturday before Father’s Day
(Not scheduled for 2021)

Baked food on a plate with blue water pitcher behind

Homestead Breakfast

In the spring or early summer

Blanket with blue flower pattern

“Quilted Keepsake” Quilt Show

Through the month of July (2021)

The Santa Claus's

Candlelight Tours

Friday nights between Thanksgiving & Christmas

2021

CALENDAR of EVENTS

Quilted Keepsake Quilt Show

A month-long exhibit and celebration of the area’s top quilters. A must-see for crafters and craft lovers.

July 1st – 30th, 2021
In the Mansion at the
C.H. Moore Homestead

For More Information:
DeWitt County Museum
217-935-6066

Homestead Breakfast

Biscuits and gravy and everything good to eat in between. Join us for a good ol’ Homestead Breakfast.

June 5th, 2021
American Legion Post 103
219 N Elizabeth, Clinton

For More Information:
DeWitt County Museum
217-935-6066

Apple ’n Pork Festival

It’s the one and only Apple ‘n Pork Festival in the world and for good reason… It’s just too much fun!

Sept 25th & 26th, 2021
At the Homestead and
Throughout Clinton

For more information:
Apple ’n Pork Festival
217-935-6066

Due to recent COVID restrictions, all events are subject to modification or cancellation.
Please check updates on this website or on the Museum’s Facebook page.

See what’s New at the Gift Shop!

The C.H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum

“A little Victorian-era jewel,
set in the heart of rural Illinois.”

Maureen Kavanaugh

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.

Contact Us

Or Call
217.935.6066

VISIT US         VISIT CLINTON         VISIT DeWITT COUNTY

C.H. Moore Homestead
DeWitt County Museum
219 E Woodlawn St
Clinton, Illinois 61727

 

+1-217-935-6066

chmoore.homestead@gmail.com

OPEN*
May 1 - December 31*

 

HOURS of OPERATION*

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

 

ADMISSION*

Adults: $5
12 - 18: $2
11 and Under: Free
Members: Free

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& DeWitt County Museum

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