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    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.

 Stephenson House is Getting a New Roof, August 4-September 6, 2014. Tours will not be available during this repair. Sorry for any inconvenience but please visit us again.


August 4 - September 6, 2014
Tours will not be available during the repair. We will resume our regular operating schedule once the repair is completed.

Regular Hours
March - December
Thursday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 12-4 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

September 28

50/50 Antique Auction, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Come find an antique treasure at the annual 50/50 Antique Auction. A  variety of collectibles are offered including: ceramics, crocks and jugs, Native American artifacts, old pocket knives fishing equipment, holiday decor, costume jewelry, toys and  furniture. 


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Stephenson House will be repairing the roof August 4- September 6, 2014. 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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