Wow! A New Opportunity!
Did you want to attend the David Davis Mansion Foundation's Glorious Garden Festival Garden Walk this year, but couldn't?
Did you attend the Garden Walk, but want to see it from a different perspective, make the event last a bit longer, or extend the experience?
Now you can enjoy it from the privacy of your own home!
This year, for the first time EVER, we are making walk-through video footage of every garden on the 2020 Glorious Garden Festival Garden Walk available to you for a limited time as a Virtual Tour!
Click the ticket link below starting Friday, July 17th to buy a "ticket" for $10 to the virtual tour. After your purchase, you will be sent a receipt via e-mail with 10 tour links which you can click and watch at any time, as many times as you like, through October 1st!
We hope you will enjoy this new way to enjoy the Glorious Garden Festival Garden Walk from afar!
The David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, was built in 1872 for Supreme Court Justice David Davis and his wife, Sarah.The David Davis Mansion Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization which supports educational programming, special events, Sarah's Garden, and restoration projects at David Davis Mansion. The site is open -- under normal circumstances -- Wednesday through Saturday 9am-3:30pm for free public tours. Please contact us at 309-828-1084 or at daviddavismansion.org for more information.
|Event Date||07-17-2020 1:00 am|
|Event End Date||10-01-2020 11:00 pm|
|Ticket Sales Start Date||07-17-2020 1:00 am|
|Cut off date||09-30-2020 11:00 pm|
|Individual Price||$10 virtual tour access to 10 garden links thru Oct. 1st|
TOURS: 8:30-10:30am FULL & 12:30-2:30pm OPEN Advance Tickets required
Have you ever wondered, "What's up that staircase?" or "What do they keep behind those STAFF ONLY doors?" Have you always wanted to explore the attic or the basement of the David Davis Mansion? Would you really like to know how something specific works inside the mansion? Do you wish you could learn more about the house than is explained during a standard tour? If so, this special behind the scenes tour is for you.
Here are just SOME of the things you will learn:
• How was the Davis Mansion lit?
• What was the source?
• Where did it come from?
• Did the water come from a well?
• Did the city have water available in 1872?
• What about lighting the gasoliers?
• How was that performed?
• How was the boiler fired?
• What's in the attic?
These questions and more will be answered during the Mechanical Tour. This is NOT AN ONLINE EVENT.
Tickets for this special experience are $20/each in advance, and may be purchased at the David Davis Mansion Visitor's Center with exact change (cash or check) during regular business hours, Wednesday-Saturday from 9am-3:30pm. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see the mansion like never before!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this tour is limited to 10 people and social distancing and masks are required.
TOURS: 8:30-10:30am FULL --- 12:30-2:30pm OPEN
Questions? Call 309-828-1084
|Event Date||10-03-2020 12:30 pm|
|Event End Date||10-03-2020 2:30 pm|
Christmas Open House: Clover Lawn Museum Shop
|Event Date||11-27-2020 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||11-27-2020 4:00 pm|