Danville Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau

(217) 442-2096

100 West Main Street Suite #146 Danville, IL 61832

Fithian Home


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The Historical Marker Database

Summer Hours March-October:  Tuesday – Saturday    10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Winter Hours November-February:  Tuesday – Saturday    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Housed in a home owned by Dr. William Fithian, Civil War surgeon and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, the Fithian Home features the south balcony from which Lincoln gave a speech in 1858 and the bedroom he used on his many visits.  Each remain as they were during Lincoln’s time there.  The Joseph G. Cannon (Uncle Joe) room contains personal items of Cannon’s who served in the U.S. House for 46 years and was Speaker from 1903 to 1911.

Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

 



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