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1876 Banwarth House & Museum

408 E. Sycamore St.
Elizabeth IL 61028
Local: 815.858.2014


Step back in time to 1876, when U.S. Grant was president and Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire. Enjoy an informative 40-minute guided tour of the Banwarth family home and experience what everyday life was like during America's centennial year.

-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

-$5 per person.

Tours are available by appointment. Call 815.858.2014 or e-mail info@banwarthmuseum.com for details.

The original home was built in 1868 and stood a few hundred yards from its current location. The coming of the railroad forced the house to be moved. In 1876, an addition was completed, making the house double in size. The ownership of the building stayed within the Banwarth family for nearly a century.

Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site.
-Apple River Fort State Historic Site.
-Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site.
-The Old Market House State Historic Site.