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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.



Regular Hours

March 5-December 18

*All tours are guided and last 1-1.5 hours. Tours are not conducted after 3pm.
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Upcoming ......
Digging History Summer Camp

June 17-19
 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
$85 per student

Registration deadline June 13.

Learn about the life of an archaeologist and participate in an archaeological dig. Open to children in grades 3rd-5th. Preregistration required. Space is limited to 12 students.
Mrs. Lucy's Academy for Young Ladies

July 15-17
 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
$85 per student

Discover what it was like to be a real American girl in 1820.  Open to children aged 8-12 years. Preregistration required. Space is limited to 12 students.
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