Stephenson House House Built 1820 Colonel Stephenson  

Rebuilding the Past in Your Presence

The Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House is an important landmark that links the early history of Edwardsville to the earliest days of the Illinois Territory circa 1809 and the establishment of Edwardsville as the center of government and commerce.  It is a connection between Territorial Governer Ninian Edwards, Colonel Benjamin Stephenson and the State of Illinois.

     Built in 1820, this two-story brick home, constructed in the Federal style, is an excellent example of architecture from this early period.  Each of the four rooms has original millwork; and two of the four original mantels are designed in the Adams style.  The home was built with native material by skilled local craftsmen.

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March - December

Thursday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday 12-4 p.m.

All tours are guided and last from 1 to 1.5 hours. In order to give visitors a complete hands-on experience, tours are not conducted after 3 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Summer Fun for Kids!

War of 1812 Militia Camp
June 18-20

1820 Pioneer Camp
July 9-11

Mrs. Lucy's Academy for Young Ladies
July 23-25

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Stephenson House will be temporarily closed August 4- September 6, 2014 (tentative dates) in order to replace our deteriorating roof. This project will last at least four weeks. Please call before traveling to the house during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but preserving the house is essential. Updates will be posted here.
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