Explore the Historic City on the Bay

The pioneer city of Quincy, Illinois was founded in 1825 and would quickly become a refuge for sojourners in crisis.

Situated at the western-most point of Illinois on the banks of the Mississippi River, Quincy was founded by John Wood, who regularly demonstrated humanitarian ideals of equality and compassion. Wood was not alone in his quest to build a strong and welcoming city. The community at large opened its gates to those in need, implementing action and generous care to many and diverse groups.

The City of Refuge Guide explores Quincy’s impactful role during its first three decades. A bonus road trip to New Philadelphia National Historic Site in scenic Pike County is included on the last page. New Philadelphia is the first U.S. town known to be officially registered by an African American, Frank McWorter.

 

Washington Park

Washington Park

202 N 5th St | Quincy, IL 62301

217.228.8696

Trapp Row

Trapp Row

303-321 South 10th | Quincy, IL 62301
Madison Park

Madison Park

2400 Maine | Quincy, IL 62301

217.223.7703

Mission Institute #2

Mission Institute #2

2531 Prentiss Ave | Quincy, IL 62301
St. Peter Cemetery

St. Peter Cemetery

3300 Broadway | Quincy, IL 62301
Mission Institute #1

Mission Institute #1

5931 State St | Quincy, IL 62301
1930s Ag Museum

1930s Ag Museum

1435 Boy Scout Rd | Quincy, IL 62301

217.430.3036

Carthage Jail

Carthage Jail

310 Buchanan St. | Carthage, IL 62321

217.357.2989

East School Museum

East School Museum

400 E Jefferson | Pittsfield, IL 62363

217.370.0904

Pike County Courthouse

Pike County Courthouse

100 E. Washington St. | Pittsfield, IL 62363

217.285.6812

Quincy Community Theatre

Quincy Community Theatre

300 Civic Center Plaza | Quincy, IL 62301

217.222.3209

Villa Kathrine

Villa Kathrine

532 Gardner Expy | Quincy, IL 62301

217.224.3688