The Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site celebrates the life and work of noted poet, Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931). Operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, the site offers a wide variety of events for the public, including the “Poets in the Parlor” reading series, “Artist in Residence” exhibitions, History Comes Alive events (often in conjunction with other local historic places), and lectures and workshops for writers, educators and anyone interested in the life, writings, artwork and ideals of Vachel Lindsay
Hours of Operation
Hours are seasonal. Please contact the site at 217-524-0901 for more information.
Directions from the South
From I-55N, merge onto 6th Street (left lanes). Stay straight on 6th Street at I72-W/Jacksonville overpass. Turn left on Edwards Street. Turn left at 5th Street. The Home is on the corner of Edwards and 5th Street.
Directions from the West
From I-72E/US-36E, merge onto 6th Street heading toward Springfield. Turn left on Edwards Street. Turn left at 5th Street. The Home is on the corner of Edwards and 5th Street.
Directions from the North or East
From I-55/I-72, merge onto Clear Lake Avenue heading toward Springfield. Clear Lake Avenue becomes Jefferson Street. From Jefferson, turn left onto 5th Street. The Home is on the corner of Edwards and 5th Street.
Parking along 5th Street is prohibited weekdays from 8-5 p.m. Meters are available on 4th Street between Cook and Edwards. Weekend parking along 5th Street is free of charge.