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Charters of Freedom Monuments

East Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650

Historic Sites

Visit the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights in Jacksonville!

Foundation Forward, Inc., dedicated the Charters of Freedom monuments to the people of Morgan County on May 30, 2015. The monuments display the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights as they are displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Set in limestone with beautifully etched bronze plates, the monuments bring the experience of viewing our nation's most important documents to life.

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