Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site

Step back in time to the early days of Illinois, a new member of the United States of America. The state capitol for Illinois from 1820 – 1839, the Vandalia Statehouse was the place Lincoln worked in his first years as an Illinois legislator. It was here he honed his skills as a legislator and gifted orator, and where his fellow legislators began to recognize his qualities as a leader of men. The Statehouse has been completely restored and furnished to help tell the story of early Illinois politics and Lincoln’s place in that story.

Phone: 618-283-1161
Hours: W-Sa, 9 am – 4 pm
Address: 315 W. Gallatin Street, Vandalia
Nearest Gateway: Alton
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Nearby Attractions

Historic Nauvoo
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
New Salem State Historic Site
Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site
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