Edwardsville & Glen Carbon Area Attractions

The Children’s Museum at Edwardsville
The Children’s Museum at Edwardsville is a place where children and their parents can learn through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits.
Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House
The Stephenson House is one of only a handful of homes in Illinois built in the first quarter of the 19th Century still remaining.
Leclaire Village
Developed by N.O. Nelson in the late 1800s as an industrial village, Leclaire Village is a national historic district in the heart of Edwardsville.
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Take the Leclaire Historic District Walking Tour
Madison County Historical Museum & Archival Library
Madison County Historical Museum which is housed in the 1836 Weir house (placed on the national registered of historic places 1983), has permanent exibits depicting Madison County, IL history; period-furnished rooms: displays of antiques, quilts, historic costumes and Indian artifacts. A history and geneology research library is adjacent to the museum.
Call for information and group tours (618) 656-7562.
Post Civil War Buildings
Edwardsville is also rich with buildings from the Post Civil War time period.
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Take the Edwardsville Post Civil War Walking Tour
Pre Civil War Buildings
Edwardsville offers history buffs a large assortment of buildings to tour that date to the Pre Civil War time period.
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Take the Edwardsville Pre Civil War Walking Tour
St. Louis Street
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, the 603 – 1306 blocks of St. Louis Street is known for its architecture and engineering.