Chestnut Street Inn
301 East Chestnut Street, PO Box 25
Sheffield, IL 61361
(800) 537-1304 (815) 454-2419
Innkeepers: Monika and Jeff Sudakov
For the history buff, there are many sites worthy of exploration in Bureau County and the surrounding areas. Most are just a short drive away. Some require advance reservations or are only open on weekends so plan accordingly.
Bishop Hill-Relive the history of the late 1800's and learn about the rise and fall of this Swedish commune which at one point was responsible for manufacturing most of the brooms sold in the United States. Gift shops, museums, artisans, unique eateries, holiday festivals and more.
Historic Danish Church-One of the oldest Danish churches in North America, this carefully restored masterpiece is worth a look. Recently a team of filmographers from Denmark came to Sheffield to film a documentary about the restoration and history of the church and we had the honor of hosting them here at the Chestnut Street Inn!
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home-Dixon, IL. Come celebrate the Centennial of Ronald Reagan's birth in 2011! Tour the home and Visitor's Center dedicated to the 40th president of the United States. Seasonal.
Lovejoy Homestead-Located in Princeton, IL. Enjoy a guided tour of this former station on the Underground Railroad.
Hegeler Carus Mansion-Perhaps one of our personal favorites, this incredible structure is being slowly restored through the generosity of donors and tours. Of particular interest is the old gym which is currently being restored. Reservations required.
Red Covered Bridge-Built in 1863. On the National Register of Historic Places. Crosses Big Bureau Creek and used to be a part of the Peoria-Galena Trail.
Shadows of the Blue and Grey-Civil War Reenactment. Usually held the second weekend in October annually. Held at City County Park 1 mile north of I 80, Princeton, IL.