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About Us

Welcome to the DeWitt County Museum, where the past comes alive and history is preserved for generations to come.

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. Our museum’s story begins with a group of passionate individuals who recognized the importance of preserving the history and heritage of our region. Through their vision and hard work, the DeWitt County Museum was born. Initially housed in 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, visitors to the DeWitt County Museum can explore a wealth of artifacts, photographs, documents, and displays that offer a glimpse into the past and provide valuable insights into the lives of those who shaped our community. From authentic Victorian era pieces to the exhibits highlighting the area’s agricultural heritage, each corner of the museum tells a unique story, inviting visitors to step back in time and experience the journey of DeWitt County from its earliest days to the present.

In addition to our permanent collections, the DeWitt County Museum hosts a variety of special events, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives throughout the year, fostering a deeper appreciation for our shared history and heritage among visitors of all ages.

As we continue to grow and expand our offerings, we remain committed to our mission of preserving and celebrating the vibrant history of DeWitt County for future generations to enjoy.

Whether you’re a local resident or a curious traveler passing through, we invite you to come and explore the wonders of the past at the DeWitt County Museum. Join us on a journey through time and discover the stories that have shaped our community and our world.

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: $10
Ages 6 - 18: $5
Ages 5 & Under: Free
Members: Free

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