Located less than thirty minutes from the heart of St. Louis, Missouri, Lebanon, Illinois is a community steeped in history. Visitors can stroll through neighborhoods of historic homes built in a variety of architectural styles from Greek Revival, Gothic, Italinate, English Country, Queen Anne, Georgian and Southern Colonial. Shop or dine in antique shops and restaurants housed in Victorian buildings along brick-paved W. St. Louis Street.
See the Mermaid House, an inn where Charles Dickens slept 1842 and received a mention in his book American Notes.
Attend a performance at “The Hett", southern Illinois’ premier performing arts venue, presenting world class dance, drama, classical music and jazz. The 488-seat auditorium is located on the McKendree University campus.