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About Us

The C. H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum is operated under the direction of the DeWitt County Museum Association, founded in 1967, to preserve and promote DeWitt County’s history and heritage. After outgrowing its original location – a vacated hardware store on the town square – the museum relocated to the historic landmark house on the north edge of town, the former residence of one of DeWitt County’s leading citizens, C. H. Moore.

Extensive restoration and renovation projects were undertaken and, once completed, the Mansion was officially opened for tours.

After several years of successful operation, the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum was in a position to take charge of its own destiny when the heirs of the C. H. Moore Estate graciously donated the property to us.

Today, the Homestead and Museum owe their continued existence and success to the people of Clinton and DeWitt County: the many individuals who donate, volunteer, attend our events, support us through DeWitt County Museum Association memberships, shop the Museum Gift Shop, and spread the good word about us far beyond the county line.


The C. H. Moore Homestead, Mansion House and DeWitt County Museum are owned and operated as a museum by the DeWitt County Museum Association, a charitable organization.


No tax money goes to support the museum’s maintenance and operations – it receives all of its funds through admissions, memberships, donations, fundraisers, and events, including the famous Apple ’n Pork Festival, which the DeWitt County Museum Association established more than 50 years ago.

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



April 1 - December 31*



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



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

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& DeWitt County Museum

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