Mt. Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site

Mt Pulaski

Only one that is restored, furnished and interpreted as an operating 1850’s courthouse. A beautiful red brick Greek Revival building, it sits in the middle of a typical small town Illinois square, surrounded by many lovely old buildings. Mount Pulaski was the seat of Logan County Government from 1848-1855, but when the railroad came to nearby Lincoln and the county seat moved. Lincoln visited here frequently but the court records were lost in a fire, so little is known about his specific cases. However, records still remain for two important patent cases tried by him in this building. 

Visitor Information:
Directions/Location: 25 miles north east of Springfield on Route 54. Can be accessed from I-55 at the Elkhart Exit. 
Phone: 217-792-3919
Hours of Operation: Noon to 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday;  Closed, Sunday-Monday 
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