Bishop Hill State Historic Site

304 S. Bishop Hill Rd.
Bishop Hill, IL 61419- Map It
Phone: (309) 927-3345

AAA Editor Notes

Bishop Hill State Historic Site, 2 mi. n. of US 34 at 304 S. Bishop Hill Rd. on a 5-acre tract, commemorates the Swedish communal settlement with five museums. Skills and crafts of colony life are demonstrated, and 16 of the buildings have been restored. Bishop Hill Museum contains an outstanding collection of early American primitive paintings by Olof Krans, now recognized as one of America's foremost folk artists. Cultural events are held.
Hours: Wed.-Sun. 9-5, Mar.-Oct.; Wed.-Sun. 9-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Nov. 11, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule and holiday hours. Allow 4 hours minimum.