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
Currently, we do self-guided tours on October weekends-only. 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 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.