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Located in the Oscar Taylor Home, a two-story 1857 stone house surrounded by trees brought west by covered wagon. Noted as a stop on the underground railroad, the museum features 19th-century furnishings. On the grounds are a log cabin, an old schoolhouse, a farm museum and an arboretum containing 60 types of trees. Tours are available by appointment. The Arboretum is free.

Location: 1440 S. Carroll Av., Freeport Illinois 61032 Telephone 815-232-8419

Other History nearby:
(Galena) Belvedere Mansion
(Belvidere) Boone County Historical Society Museum
(Cody) Buffalo Bill Historical Center
(Sterling) Dillon Home Museum
(DeKalb) Ellwood House Museum
(Rockford) Erlander Home Swedish American Museum

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