John Wood Mansion Quincy Illinois

Adams County

425 S. 12th | Quincy, IL

Restored home of Quincy’s founder and Illinois’ twelfth governor. This masterpiece was built by German craftsmen.

One of the midwest’s finest examples of Greek revival architecture.

1835 log cabin, livery & visitor center also onsite. View the Lincoln Gallery on site.

Mormon 10 Sites to See Driving Tour: The restored home of Quincy’s founder and the 12th Governor of Illinois, the mansion is one of the Midwest’s finest examples of Greek Revival style craftsmanship. John Wood played an instrumental role in the effort to aid the Saints. Joseph Smith and a group from Nauvoo once dined with him at the mansion.



Tues, Wed, Fri 10a-2p

Sat 10a-4p (call ahead for guided tour)


$8 | $4 under 18
Abundant Architecture

See the city with over 3,600 structures contributing to the National Register of Historic Places {self-guided driving + walking tour}

Museum Pass

Your buy one get one free admittance into 12 eclectic Quincy museums.

50 Great Things to See & Do

The top attractions in a 3-county area : check all 50 as you explore

City of Refuge Guide

20-point driving tour reflecting Quincy’s first three decades, including Underground Railroad history.

Lincoln in Quincy

All the Lincoln-related area sites with “Rubbing Pages” to create your own souvenir of the Storyboard Trail.

Mormon 10 Sites to See

Sites of significance in Quincy’s history as a “City of Refuge” for the Latter-day Saints {self-guided driving tour}

Quickie Overview

A 2-page summary of the city including main attractions, major summer/fall annual events and suggested itinerary.