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Upcoming Events


EVENTS - 2021
Architectural and
Scavenger Hunt
Ghosts of Ottawa Past
Ghosts of Ottawa Past
Annual Member Meeting
Holiday Candlelight Tours
Holiday Candlelight Tours



Historically important and architecturally unique, the Reddick Mansion anchors  Washington Square, the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate.  Built in 1855, this lovely 22-room Italianate mansion was possibly the most expensive and ornate private home built in Illinois before the Civil War.

Take a step back into the 19th century and visit the Reddick Mansion, where numerous rooms have been restored to their previous grandeur.

Hours and Fees

Tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Doors will open at 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. prior to each tour.  Reservations are not required but are appreciated.    To reserve tours, visitors should call the Reddick Mansion at 815-433-6100 or send an email to 

Download a PDF copy of the RMA Tour Schedule

Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

The Mansion will be closed for tours on the following days:

  • No immediate special closings at this time. Check back at your convenience.




Adults: $10   Students (K-12): $5

Blue Star Museums

The Reddick Mansion is proud to be participating in the Blue Star Museums program again this year. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offering free admission during the summer to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, May 15 and ends on Labor Day, Sept 6. For more information about Blue Star Museums, visit



View of Reddick Mansipn in 1866