Day trip #1 Jacksonville

Wall Dog art on buildings around town

Governor Duncan Mansion guided tour

Strawn Art Gallery showing

Jack Lukeman museum self- guided tour

Shopping at various boutiques on the Square in Jacksonville

Lunch downtown Jacksonville Square

Woodland Farms underground Railroad guided tour

Gift shop in Franklin Illinois

Day trip #2 Beardstown

Museum: 101 West 3rd Street, Beardstown, IL 62618

Antique mall: 2104 Wall Street, Beardstown, IL 62618, 217-323-4569, M-Sat 10-5, Sun noon -5

Lunch at Riverport Restaurant and Lounge: 218 W. Main Street, Beardstown, IL 62618, 217-323-9770

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Day Trip #3 Winchester

Old School Museum, 110 East Cherry St, Winchester IL 62694, 21-742-8090

Lunch downtown on the square at several restaurants

Shopping around the town square at: Myalynn’s, Pharmacy Plus

Tipsord’s Florist and Gifts: 796 Old Route 36, Winchester IL 62694, 217-742-8111

Dollar General is next to Tipsord’s

Day Trip #4 Rushville / Mount Sterling

Dot foods outlet grocery store

Lunch at Hagle 1891 restaurant: 115 East Main St, Mount Sterling IL, 217-773-7038,

Day Trip #4

Blue berry picking at Schumacker farms, 924 Schumaker Road, Chapin, IL 62628,

Hefner Hills Heirlooms: Wes Hendricker 217-473-1603 at 999 Arenzville Road, Arenzville IL

Lunch at Evandy’s Boatel on the Illinois River and Eagle watching

Day Trip #5

Pittsfield, Illinois offers restaurants, shopping and an Art Gallery. See the separate page for all that Pittsfield offers.

Day Trip #6

Guided tour of Abraham Lincoln sites by author, researcher, technologist Jo Bill Schirtzinger, 270-681-5728 ,

Pittsfield, Illinois Day trip, about a 45 minute drive

Layla Bug Boutique: Adorable Children’s and adult clothing and bags

Back Road Lace Boutique: Adult and tween clothing, also accessories, hats, purses, shoes, etc.

Pike County Mercantile: This little shop is loaded with so many unique and beautiful things, handcrafted items and

Locally grown Angus beef.

Flowers and More: Gorgeous floral pieces for your home and door hangings.

William Watson Hotel: Delicious coffee and baked items and specialty sandwiches.

Giannis: The best pizza ever, and great salads, pasta, sandwiches and fabulous desserts.

Courtyard Café: So good! They have a large menu – always good!

Pink Sugar: Tasty baked goods and drinks, Lattes, Frappes or just plain old great coffee.

Nuccci’s: Amazing menu with great food, not just Italian.

Casteels: The Matriarch of the Square. Clothing, gifts, housewares and novelty pieces.

Robert’s Jewelers: A hidden gem! Top quality pieces and knowledgeable, kind staff.

Lindsey’s Tavern: A staple of the community, stop in to enjoy a drink or the community.

Casa Tequila: Delicious Mexican food, and the best margaritas that will ever hit your lips!

Reach Out Center: Many treasures are to be found in this resale shop.

The Art Gallery: Another gem on the corner, walk in and check it out!

Bloomers: Flowers and super cute gifts.

Also: Midwest Vintage Company, Kountry Expressions, Reel Net and Twine, The Picket Fence, Pike County Collectibles, Heat and Sole Resale, The Crossing Thrift Store, Ace, Sassy Stitches, The Maya, The Chinese Restaurant, Farm and Home Supply,

On the way stop in Atlas, Illinois at the White Cottage or Summer Hill, Illinois Antique Mall.

Small Towns to the west of Jacksonville offer interesting side stops: Griggsville, Barry, Pleasant Hill, Nebo,

Kinderhook, Hull and El Dara, Milton (DMC Handmade Leather items).

Central Illinois Campground, Cabins, and Event Venue