- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Attendance at Illinois’ state-administered historic sites dropped 7 percent in 2015 despite the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s death and his Springfield burial. Shorter hours at some sites because of the state’s budget pinch are to blame, officials said. The following list shows historic sites, their 2015 and 2014 attendance figures, and the changes from year to year.

Site 2015 2014 Change Percent
Apple River 12,549 12,916 -367 -2.8%
Bishop Hill 25,955 30,635 -4,680 -15.3%
Black Hawk 132,259 133,012 -753 -0.6%
Bryant Cottage 7,393 8,159 -766 -9.4%
Cahokia Courthouse 1,432 3,916 -2,484 -63.4%
Cahokia Mounds 251,173 268,796 -17,623 -6.6%
Carl Sandburg Home 1,837 2,220 -383 -17.3%
Dana-Thomas House 24,558 22,180 2,378 10.7%
David Davis Mansion 56,631 59,572 -2,941 -4.9%
Douglas Tomb 4,590 7,912 -3,322 -42.0%
Fort de Chartres 45,989 38,012 7,977 21.0%
Fort Kaskaskia 40,044 32,760 7,284 22.2%
U.S. Grant Home 80,360 67,387 12,973 19.3%
Lewis and Clark Site 72,126 77,616 -5,490 -7.1%
Lincoln Library and Museum 303,579 289,019 14,560 5.0%
Lincoln Log Cabin 83,142 84,587 -1,445 -1.7%
Lincoln Tomb 213,923 310,301 -96,378 -31.1%
Lincoln-Herndon Law Office 0 19,075 -19,075 -100.0%
Lincoln’s New Salem 358,061 369,386 -11,325 -3.1%
Metamora Courthouse 9,891 11,697 -1,806 -15.4%
Mt. Pulaski Courthouse 3,207 1,701 1,506 88.5%
Old Market House 29,683 21,745 7,938 36.5%
Old State Capitol 88,847 89,358 -511 -0.6%
Pierre Menard Home 2,425 3,557 -1,132 -31.8%
Postville Courthouse 685 1,064 -379 -35.6%
Pullman Site 14,912 16,122 -1,210 -7.5%
Vachel Lindsay House 830 2,688 -1,858 -69.1%
Vandalia Statehouse 16,450 18,763 -2,313 -12.3%
Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial 115,534 143,687 -28,153 -19.6%
Washburne House 1,391 1,028 363 35.3%
Total 1,999,456 2,148,871 -149,415 -7.0%

Source: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.


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