The D.D. Collins House  is open on Saturdays from 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

except holiday weekends.

*Contact Lavadna for personal tours ~ 618.420.0288

Due to the COVID-19 and for concern for visitors and our dedicated volunteers, the Collins House, which is generally open to the public on Saturdays, will be closed until further notice.  Once we become aware that things are once again safe, we will post of the reopening.

D.D. Collins House

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Click  plaque to visit National Register of Historic Places page for the D.D. Collins House

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Click  plaque to visit the 

Illinois Historical Marker page for the D.D. Collins House

Click  plaque to visit the 

Johnny Appleseed page for 

the D.D. Collins House

Other places you may enjoy visiting:
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Click  image for information.

Photos Around the Grounds and Famous Quotes circa 1800s
News Bulletin!

We are very excited to announce that the D.D. Collins House garden is officially an extension of the University of Illinois Master Garden site!   What does this mean? 

Sunday: Dec. 1, 2019


Garden Club 

Decorates for


Saturday: Dec. 7, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Historic Saint Louis

"A Spirited Holiday Past"

Open House

Time: 5:30 p.m. 

Light Up Parade

Uptown Collinsville

Meet Santa

After the Parade


* Removing the attached store and replacement of a foundation wall 

* Rebuilding the porch, columns and trim work

* Restoring the windows and doors  

*Reopening the fire- places and installing mantles appropriate to the period


Every donation helps us maintain this wonderfully restored  National Historic landmark. 

We are very grateful and appreciate your help!


Now that the house has been moved, the renovation completed, the park and educational gardens designed, it is time to open the D.D. Collins House as a Historic Museum House. That’s where you come in!


How you can be involved as a Friend of the D.D. Collins House  

Visit our Blog page ~

Little tidbits of information and articles about the D.D. Collins House . . .

Irving's Installments ~

Little tidbits of information and articles about Irving Dilliard's contribution . . .

Click dotted event dates for more event information

A Google Map aerial image taken in September 2015 showing the excavation preparation for the D.D. Collins House moving arrival.  Visit this link to the city of Collinsville website to see pictures of the move!

Phone:  Call Lavadna at 618.420.0288           

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