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Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois

Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois This Farm, five miles east of Jacksonville, Illinois, was established in 1824 by Michael Huffaker. The 1840 home became a stop on the Underground Railroad.

This Farm, five miles east of town, was established in 1824 by Michael Huffaker. Michael and his wife, Jane, rode by horseback from Kentucky, bought land east of Jacksonville, and built a cabin for their growing family and four cabins for free black families who helped Michael raise cattle, horses and crops. In 1840 he built the two story brick home which stands to this day on the property. Michae

This Farm, five miles east of town, was established in 1824 by Michael Huffaker. Michael and his wife, Jane, rode by horseback from Kentucky, bought land east of Jacksonville, and built a cabin for their growing family and four cabins for free black families who helped Michael raise cattle, horses and crops. In 1840 he built the two story brick home which stands to this day on the property. Michae

Operating as usual

We want to thank everyone who came to our Spring Bus Tour this year! Our normal tour season has resumed—you can see us a...
05/12/2022

We want to thank everyone who came to our Spring Bus Tour this year! Our normal tour season has resumed—you can see us at Woodlawn Farm Museum on Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm!

It’s here! It’s here! The spring bus tour is today! .......#woodlawnfarmmuseum #historylived #jacksonvilleillinois
04/24/2022

It’s here! It’s here! The spring bus tour is today!
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Thank you to Josh C. for assisting Woodlawn Farm Museum with this new sign as part of his Eagle Scout project. We are th...
04/04/2022

Thank you to Josh C. for assisting Woodlawn Farm Museum with this new sign as part of his Eagle Scout project. We are thrilled with the final results!

Interested in learning more about the Underground Railroad movement in Jacksonville? Join us for our spring bus tour on ...
03/24/2022

Interested in learning more about the Underground Railroad movement in Jacksonville? Join us for our spring bus tour on Sunday, April 24! Reservations are required: sign up for the tour by calling 217-479-4144. Hope to see you there!

We love all the natural light that pours into this museum. The front hall is the perfect place to receive guests and han...
03/15/2022

We love all the natural light that pours into this museum. The front hall is the perfect place to receive guests and hang up your hat!
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Today was the perfect day to read a book under your favorite walnut tree. Hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weather!
03/01/2022

Today was the perfect day to read a book under your favorite walnut tree. Hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weather!

Our historic interpreters did a fantastic job providing tours during our open house today. Thank you for all who visited...
02/27/2022

Our historic interpreters did a fantastic job providing tours during our open house today. Thank you for all who visited us!
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Today’s the day! Open House 1-4pm at @woodlawn.farm.historic.site
02/26/2022

Today’s the day! Open House 1-4pm at @woodlawn.farm.historic.site

Join us for our annual Black History Month Open House on Saturday, February 26 from 1:00-4:00pm! Suggested donation of $...
02/16/2022

Join us for our annual Black History Month Open House on Saturday, February 26 from 1:00-4:00pm! Suggested donation of $4 for adults and $3 for students. We look forward to seeing you there! #historylived #enjoyillinois #blackhistorymonth

Timeline photos
02/12/2022

Timeline photos

Happy #LincolnsBirthday! Did you know Lincoln's cousin Dennis Hanks later remembered baby Abraham as “the puniest, cryin'est little younster I ever saw."

(Bonus: Here's a rare illustration of Lincoln as blond, courtesy of Dell Comics' "Abraham Lincoln Life Story" from 1958.

Happy birthday, President Lincoln!
02/12/2022

Happy birthday, President Lincoln!

Happy Birthday today to our favorite president, Abraham Lincoln!

Celebrate today by enjoying a piece of cake in his honor. (Go ahead - calories don't count on holidays and birthdays.)

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, the second child of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, in a log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky.

Learn more about his birthplace at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln_Birthplace_National_Historical_Park

Did you know that we also post on our website WoodlawnFarm.com? As we work to update our website, you can learn about up...
02/10/2022

Did you know that we also post on our website WoodlawnFarm.com? As we work to update our website, you can learn about upcoming events and see beautiful photos of the farm on our website and social media sites. Check it out! #woodlawnfarmmuseum

Timeline photos
02/04/2022

Timeline photos

In celebration of Lincoln’s 213th birthday, museum admission will be free on February 12! This year his birthday falls on a Saturday, giving even more people a chance to learn about his life and legacy. We hope to see you there!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours. Wishing you all a very happy 2022.
12/27/2021

Happy Holidays from our family to yours. Wishing you all a very happy 2022.

During this season of giving, please consider a donation to the Woodlawn Farm Museum. Our goal is to raise $2,000 by the...
11/28/2021

During this season of giving, please consider a donation to the Woodlawn Farm Museum. Our goal is to raise $2,000 by the end of the year to help with renovations, and we need your help.
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Donations received go directly back into renovating and maintaining this historic site, and any dollar amount helps. Donations can be sent to our PO Box. Please reach out to us through social media or through one of our Committee members to learn more!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Underground Railroad Committee! We are so thankful for your support and generosity.
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from the Underground Railroad Committee! We are so thankful for your support and generosity.

Colors are poppin’! .....#historylived #enjoyillinois #jacksonvilleillinois
11/01/2021

Colors are poppin’!
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Fall colors are starting to pop! ......#enjoyillinois #jacksonvilleillinois #historylived
10/27/2021

Fall colors are starting to pop!
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We’re feeling corny today! .....#enjoyillinois #jacksonvilleillinois #historylived
10/18/2021

We’re feeling corny today!
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Fall is here, and while the trees haven’t turned yet, the sky is giving us some fun colors! ....#historylived #enjoyilli...
10/15/2021

Fall is here, and while the trees haven’t turned yet, the sky is giving us some fun colors!
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Mary from the Colonial Dames visited us a couple of weeks ago to check out our “facilities.” 🥁.We’ll be here all week, f...
10/03/2021

Mary from the Colonial Dames visited us a couple of weeks ago to check out our “facilities.” 🥁
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We’ll be here all week, folks! 😂
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09/15/2021

Take some time to learn about the Underground Railroad in #JacksonvilleIL and tour Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois. Open hours will conclude at the end of September - so hurry or look to book an appointment!

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A big thank you to our volunteer Michelle for capturing these shots while at the farm last week!.......#historylived #ja...
09/15/2021

A big thank you to our volunteer Michelle for capturing these shots while at the farm last week!
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After much consideration, the Underground Railroad Committee has decided to postpone the fall bus tour to ensure the hea...
08/24/2021

After much consideration, the Underground Railroad Committee has decided to postpone the fall bus tour to ensure the health and safety of both our volunteers and visitors. We will continue to provide tours Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm through the end of September and by appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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This was a perfect rainy day to stay inside and read a book! .......#enjoyillinois #jacksonvilleillinois #historylived
08/13/2021

This was a perfect rainy day to stay inside and read a book!
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One of our volunteers spotted some deer enjoying our yard as much as we do! Thanks for sending the photo to share! ........
07/20/2021

One of our volunteers spotted some deer enjoying our yard as much as we do! Thanks for sending the photo to share!
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We are remembering this dark period in history. If you would like to learn more about the Underground Railroad movement ...
06/19/2021

We are remembering this dark period in history. If you would like to learn more about the Underground Railroad movement and how it impacted the Jacksonville community, please joins us for a tour Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm at Woodlawn Farm Museum.
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What is Juneteenth? Here is an interesting editorial with information about the importance of this new federal holiday (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/article/juneteenth-day-celebration.amp.html). #enjoyillinois #historylived #jacksonvilleillinois

Today, Illinois made National history by making Juneteenth a state holiday! We’ll be celebrating Juneteenth at the farm ...
06/16/2021

Today, Illinois made National history by making Juneteenth a state holiday! We’ll be celebrating Juneteenth at the farm by giving tours that day 1-4pm.

Our herb garden is loving this sunshine, and you can too! The normal tour season has resumed with open tours Saturdays a...
06/13/2021

Our herb garden is loving this sunshine, and you can too! The normal tour season has resumed with open tours Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm or by Appointment (call 309.678.7716).

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! ..........#enjoyillinois #jacksonvilleillinois #historylived #woodlawnfarmmuse...
06/11/2021

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!
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Loving these beautiful colors with late spring and early summer! ......#enjoyillinois #jacksonvilleillinois #historylive...
05/20/2021

Loving these beautiful colors with late spring and early summer!
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Sunset .....#historylived #enjoyillinois #jacksonvilleillinois
05/14/2021

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Enjoying our beautiful scenery! ......#historylived #enjoyillinois #jacksonvilleillinois
05/13/2021

Enjoying our beautiful scenery!
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1463 Gierke Lane
Jacksonville, IL
62650

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Saturday 1pm - 4pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

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It’s a beautiful day to head out and take in some history of our area! #jacksonvilleil Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois Governor Duncan Mansion
Honor our past this Black History Month by experiencing the Path to Freedom on the Illinois’ Underground Railroad. #JacksonvilleIL has a rich history of the UGRR. Look for special tour information soon at the Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois, save the date, February 26th from 1-4pm. 📸 of Woodlawn Farm Site https://bit.ly/3GuKwfH #JacksonvilleIL #Illinois #TravelIllinois #EnjoyIL #EnjoyIllinois #undergroundrailroad #BlackHistoryMonth #blackhistory #WoodlawnFarm
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This weekend the Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois will be open from 1-4 pm. This is the last weekend for season . Appointments can be made after this weekend. You can also visit the Jacksonville Area Museum from 10-4pm this weekend! Jacksonville’s newest attraction! Click here for more things to do 👉🏼 https://jacksonvilleil.org/things-to-do/historic-sites/
Take some time to learn about the Underground Railroad in #JacksonvilleIL and tour Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois. Open hours will conclude at the end of September - so hurry or look to book an appointment! https://bit.ly/3nwsUKC #JacksonvilleIL #Jacksonville #undergroundrailroad #Illinois #localhistory #local #hearthehistory #travelillinois
Have you had a chance to tour Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois or Governor Duncan Mansion? Get out there and experience a piece of Jacksonville’s history as our local volunteers share the stories and history of two great attractions! Check weekend hours by visiting https://jacksonvilleil.org/things-to-do/historic-sites/ #JacksonvilleIL #JacksonvilleIllinois #Illinois #HistoryComesAlive #HistoricAttractions #Tours #ExperienceLikeALocal
I enjoyed working with Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois creating a film about the history of the farm itself. Here is the final film, I’m proud of this piece and hope you enjoy learning more about the rich history of Woodlawn. https://youtu.be/1_ct6KsggqY
Just about finished with the short film I've been working on about the history of Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois. Stay tuned for updates, it won't be long now. Excited to share this project with everyone.
I've been working hard this week creating the short documentary film for Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois The final film will be coming out later this month and the story of how it came to be is quite interesting. If you've never visited the farm, I would encourage you to plan a trip and experience a guided tour and find out the part it played in the Underground Railroad network. Stay tuned, and like my page to be notified when the film is available.
Looking forward to working with the Underground Railroad Committee here in town to produce a film highlighting Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois just east of Jacksonville. This farm is an important piece of history and I'm honored to work with this organization in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for updates.
If you are looking for some Illinois’ African American History tour options check out this great article from Leisure Group Travel that includes #JacksonvilleIL as a stop! https://bit.ly/3liy7St #JacksonvilleIL Enjoy Illinois Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois Illinois College
Here’s a very interesting post sharing Jacksonville’s connection to the Underground Railroad. Come for a visit and tour Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois! Enjoy Illinois Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Midwest Living American Road magazine Only In Illinois #UGRR #UndergroundRailroad 
We enjoyed getting to meet Lieutenant Governor Stratton during her recent visit to Jacksonville. Look closely and you may spot your Blessings innkeepers! Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Enjoy Illinois #hometownproud #UndergroundRailroad #UGRR #JacksonvilleIL
Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois will be hosting an open house today from 10 am- 3 pm. Tour the showcase homestead of Jacksonville's extensive Underground Railroad network. Former slaves were ushered through this home on their way to freedom. Like Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois page to see what fun events they have coming up for this year. #travelil #jacksonvilleil #hometownpride #experiencejacksonville #woodlawnfarm
We were excited to welcome Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton to campus as part of her tour of Jacksonville. Stratton toured historic Beecher Hall and the Woodlawn Farm - Jacksonville, Illinois in recognition of #blackhistorymonth in Illinois. President Barbara A. Farley and Samantha Sauer, campus archivist and curator, were on hand to give a tour of Beecher, tracing the long history the college has of promoting abolition and the underground railroad in the early 19th century. Thank you for spending some time on the Hilltop! #LGontheMove Paul Findley Congressional Office Museum Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau