Visit Historic Illinois Locations and Win Prizes

Illinois Bicentennial Passport

What is the Bicentennial Passport?

Launched in association with this year's Illinois Bicentennial celebrations, the Bicentennial Passport program invites visitors to explore 56 unique sites throughout Illinois. Along the way, you'll discover historical sites and hidden gems, gaining insight into the ways the past 200 years have shaped the state's history and character.

How Does it Work?

By visiting any participating location from now through November 30, 2018, you'll receive a stamp. After November 30, mail in your passport to the designated address to be eligible to win prizes.

For more information and official participation rules, visit

Where Can I Get a Passport?

Pick up the Bicentennial Passport for free at any of the following Passport Stop locations throughout Illinois (and be sure to get it stamped while you're there!):

Passport Stop Locations
A.Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum  Chicago
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum  Springfield 
Atlanta Public Library & Museum  Atlanta 
Bishop Hill Historic Site  Bishop Hill 
Bronzeville Ellis Arts and Recreation Center  Chicago 
Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House  Moline 
Canal Origins (Boat House)  Chicago 
Carbon Hill School Museum  Carbon Hill 
Champaign County History Museum  Champaign 
Chicago Bridge Museum  Chicago 
Chicago Maritime Museum  Chicago 
Crusin’ with Lincoln Rt. 66 McLean County Museum  Bloomington 
Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site  Springfield
DuSable Museum of African American History Chicago 
Field Museum  Chicago 
Gaylord Building  Lockport  
Governor’s Mansion  Springfield 
Grundy County Historical Museum  Morris  
Hennepin Canal State Park  Sheffield 
Heritage Park Art Mural Streator 
Historic Downtown  Lemont 
Historic Nauvoo Nauvoo 
I&M Canal Boat  LaSalle 
I&M Canal Toll House  Ottawa 
I&M Canal Visitor Center LaSalle 
Intersection of Rt. 66 & Lincoln Hwy Joliet 
Isle la a Cache Museum  Romeoville 
Joliet Architecture & Art Walking Tour Joliet 
LaSalle County Historical Museum  Utica 
Lincoln Douglas Debate Site Ottawa 
Lincoln Herndon Building  Springfield 
Lincoln Home National Historic Site Springfield 
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historical Site  Lerna 
Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site Springfield 
Mendota Train Museum Depot Mendota 
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie  Wilmington 
Mt. Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site Mt. Pulaski 
Naper Settlement  Naperville 
Old Joliet Prison  Joliet 
Old State Capital Building  Springfield 
Old Stone Church Lemont 
Pontiac Oakland Auto Museum  Pontiac 
Princeton Historic District  Princeton 
Pullman National Monument  Chicago 
Quad Cities Botanical Center Rock Island 
Reddick Mansion  Ottawa
Ronald Reagan Birthplace Tampico 
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home Dixon
Rt.66 Hall of Fame & Museum  Pontiac 
Seneca Area Heritage Museum/Hogan Grain Elevator  Seneca 
St. James of the Sag Church and Cemetery  Lemont 
The History Museum  Quincy 
Weber House & Garden  Streator 
Westclox Museum  Peru 

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