C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum

219 E. Woodlawn, Clinton, IL 61727 - United States




The C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum includes the restored and fully-furnished historic house which was once the home of Clifton H. Moore; special exhibit rooms; the original 1860′s carriage barn; period flower and herb gardens; three large buildings that house railroad pieces, agricultural-related artifacts, buggies, a blacksmith shop, and more; as well as a reproduction covered bridge. All are all located on ten acres.

Moore was DeWitt County’s first resident attorney; a land speculator; friend, law partner and political supporter of Abraham Lincoln; and eventually a millionaire. The house is furnished with numerous items originally owned by Moore. Many items related to Abraham Lincoln are also featured.

Special exhibits include relics relating to the history and heritage of DeWitt County as well as the Kent Collection which includes artifacts and curiosities from around the world.

Tours begin upon the visitors’ arrival. No reservations are required. After the initial introduction, guests are welcome to enjoy the museum at their preferred pace.


Special Exhibits on that date will include

Victorian Mourning Customs

The Railroad in DeWitt County

The Emmett Kent Collection

WWI: The War to End All Wars

History of Illinois Agriculture

Looking for Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

Courthouses of DeWitt County, Illinois

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