Historical Sites & Museums
in Carroll County Illinois
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation
Mt. Carroll / 203 East Seminary Street
815-244-1173 / www.campbellcenter.org
In use since 1853, on National Register of Historic Places.
Carroll County Courthouse
Mt. Carroll / 301 N Main Street
The 1858 courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Savanna/ 140 N 5th Street
An amazing 2.5 hour tour through 63 rooms featuring original art work and sculptures. Alan and Adrian St. George spent over 30 years perfecting this castle of American Aristocracy which is now open to the public. Call for reservations.
Lanark’s Historic Business District
Lanark / Downtown
Lanark’s Paint the Town Project colored the 1880’s era buildings to display their unique architecture and hues.
Lanark / 140 West Lanark Avenue
Features cobbler’s benches, pottery, clothing, old fashioned bedding and old cooking utensils. Open year round by appointment.
Market Street Commons at the Kraft Building
Mt. Carroll / 320 N Main Street
The building houses the Community Welcome Center, development organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and a café.
Savanna / Main Street
Monument commemorating the Aaron Piece family, first white settlers of Savanna.
Mount Carroll National Register Historic District
Mt. Carroll / Downtown
30 different historic sites to view
Mt. Carroll / Between Routes 78 and 30
1888 Village with school house, two log cabins, blacksmith shop and granary. Open by appointment.
Owen P. Miles Museum
Mt. Carroll / 107 West Broadway
1873 Italianate home depicts live in the late 1800’s. Call for hours.
Rock Island Technical Society Railroad Museum
Savanna / Bldg. 252, 18933 A Street
Savanna Depot Park
Souvenir items and memorabilia, historical Rock Island RR documents, maps and more.
Savanna Historical Museum
Savanna / 406 Main Street
Over 80 mannequins dressed in authentic Civil War uniforms, native son & famous big-band musician Wayne King memorabilia, railroad artifacts.
Savanna / Mississippi River
Ranks as among the most monumental examples of steel truss construction.
Savanna Train Car Museum
Savanna / 25 Main Street
Area railroad artifacts.
Shannon Water Tower
Shannon / 1 East Elizabeth Street
Stands 82 feet high, built in 1892.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument and Annex
Mt. Carroll / Courthouse Lawn
Dedicated in 1891 as a Civil War monument includes a sculpture by Lorado Taft. Listed in the pages of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Thomson Depot Museum
Thomson / 907 Main Street
Built in 1800’s, contains railroad memorabilia as well as local history. Call for hours.