2200 N. Main St.
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: (815) 872-3300
Fax: (815) 872-2306
The oldest and the largest discontinued pattern-finding service in the Midwest.
The Owen Lovejoy House is a historic structure which was used as residence by the famous abolitionist Owen Lovejoy. This beautiful 1838 structure was later used as a depot for underground railroad. It is now open to the public for exploration.
Built in 1863 the only remaining covered bridge in Illinois is still in open.
The most famous of the local underground railroads.
During the course of the Black Hawk War, one particular incident struck fear into the hearts of the region's settlers. The attack at Ament's Cabin occurred during a fateful June day in 1832. After hearing reports of the growing Black Hawk conflict, residents John Ament and Elijah Philips fled the property, returning a few weeks later to collect their belongings. Little did the two men and their accompanying soldiers know that Black Hawk warriors were lurking in the bushes, having heard of their return the previous day. When Philips left for his own cabin a short distance away, he was shot through by musket fire and leapt upon by thirty Native Americans who assailed him with tomahawks. The remaining men barricaded themselves in the cabin until the warriors retreated, leaving Philips body at rest in the front yard of the house. The attack riled local settlers, nervous about the territorial disputes between the native settlers and the encroaching pioneers.
Hornbaker Gardens features 250 varieties of hostas, 400 varieties of daylilies, 750 varieties of iris and hundreds of other perennials and display gardens in a country setting.
This is one of fifteen locks, built on the Illinois & Michigan Canal, to to accommodate the differences in elevation along the route. Restored to its 1848 condition, this lock is representative of mid-19th century canal locks.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 57 room Victorian mansion, is open on Wednesday through Sunday afternoons, for one hour tours. The seven-level mansion has 16,000-square-feet and features a mansard roof; dormer windows; molded cornices; decorative brackets; and a tower crowned by a 30-foot cupola. Although faded, the interior of the mansion is virtually unchanged, since the 19th century, with the original decor. Among the highlights is the mansion's two-story gymnasium, which spans the basement and ground levels.
This quaint wine cottage features regional Illinois wines. Visitors enjoy sampling the wines while shopping for gourmet foods, wine accessories and unique gifts.
18 canyons formed by glacial meltwater and stream erosion and a lodge with 72 luxury hotel rooms, 22 comfortable cabin rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a children
This family owned winery offers wonderful tours, a tasting room with artisan cheese and gourmet chocolates and a shop where you can purchase handcrafted wines.
Visit this winery and tasting room and discover the delicious wines from the Illinois River Valley.