Quincy Museum

Adams County

1601 Maine | Quincy, IL

Originally the Newcomb Stillwell mansion, circa 1891.

  • The museum now contains a beautifully furnished first floor, restored to period 1890s.
  • The second & third floors feature a history room, gallery, and rotating exhibits.
  • 14-carat gold woodwork and shop American Girls in the gift shop.
  • 20,000-sq-ft home built for Richard Newcomb, one of four millionaires in Quincy at the time of his death in 1904
  • Once housed a bowling alley in the basement Now Quincy Museum; tours & exhibits

Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion

This is a 20,000 sq. ft. home built for Richard Newcomb, president of Quincy Paper Co. It originally housed a wine cellar & bowling alley in the basement. Newcomb was one of four millionaires in Quincy at the time of his death in 1904; the mansion was passed to his daughter Elizabeth Stillwell.

1890 / RICHARDSONIAN ROMANESQUE /ERNEST WOOD & HARVEY CHATTEN architects

Hours

Open Mar 30-oct 28, Tues-Sun 1-5p

Admission

$5 for Adults, $3 for Children (aged 3 and up or student with valid ID)
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.

Maine Street Mile

NEW 60-minute tour of Quincy’s most notable thoroughfare {self-guided driving/walking tour}

50 Great Things to See & Do

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

Family Fun

Family-friendly guide to open air adventure, nature finds & farms, indoor/outdoor discoveries + BINGO game with prize!

Gateway City Guide

NEW 20-point driving tour reflecting on 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.