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Jefferson County Historical Village

1411 North 27th Street, Mount Vernon, IL 62864

History Museums

Experience the past as you walk through a pioneer village of authentic log cabins featuring a calaboose (circa 1820), the Mount Olive Church (circa 1873), a one room school house and more.

The Museum and the Village, with its buildings and their contents, reflect life from the beginning of Jefferson County.

Among the furnished buildings, one finds log houses of the 19th century, a log church, a log jail, a one-room school, functional blacksmith and print shops, a display of period merchandise in the general store, and a variety of medical equipment in the Medical Building.

What's happening nearby...

Market Days Flea Market and Vendor Fair

Veterans Memorial Park •  Aug 10 @ 8AM

Find something unique and affordable! Enjoy a different theme each month!

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United Way Food Truck Festival

Downtown Mt. Vernon •  Aug 24 @ 3PM

Come hungry, leave happy, and support a great cause!

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Southern IL Big Foot Conference

DoubleTree by Hilton •  Sep 07 @ 8AM

Join us for guest speakers and all things Big Foot!

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