Historical Tours

McDonough County abounds with local history!  Explore the county and learn about the heritage in the area.


Listed here are a few suggested historical tours -so get out there and have some historical fun - take a walk or drive through history!

Walking Tours

Download and print out these brochures and start walking!

Macomb Historic Courthouse Square
A self-guided walking tour of the Courthouse Square - highlighting historic buildings - every building tells a story!
Courthouse Square Walking Tour.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB

Walking in the Footsteps of C.V. Chandler
A look at downtown Macomb and Chandler Park highlighting the life of Macomb's most devoted citizen- C.V. Chandler
Chandler Walking Tour.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 695.7 KB

Rocky on Parade
Walk AND drive around Macomb and see all the Rocky sculptures! Rocky is the offical bulldog mascot for WIU and the decorated dogs are all over town!
2015 Rocky on Parade Map.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 381.4 KB

Driving Tours

Download and print out these brochures and start driving!

A Guide to Some of McDonough County's Historic Cemeteries
This brochure assists you in finding 35 cemeteries in McDonough County, which are located in four loops. The GPS longitude and latitude coordinates have been included.
McDonough County Cemeteries.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.0 MB

Camp Ellis - World War II Army Training Camp and POW Camp
Take a self-guided driving tour of Camp Ellis, the site of one of the largest Army Training Camps of World War II, that trained over a hundred thousand men for war before it was returned to farmland.
Camp Ellis Driving Tour.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 233.7 KB