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Jefferson County Historical Village

Unique to Mt. Vernon, you can experience the past at the Historical Village as you walk through a pioneer village of authentic log cabins, featuring a calaboose (circa 1820), the Mount Olive Church (circa 1873), a one room schoolhouse and more. Admission to the JCHV is free. 

The JCHV is also home to the Schweinfurth Museum, as well as several permanent and rotating exhibits, which highlight a variety of historical items from Jefferson County and the United States as a whole. Several programs on historical topics are held throughout the year, including educational, musical, and artistic events. A popular event for children held each year lets them experience “A Day in the Life of a Prairie Child”.


Open weekends from the first full weekend in May through the last full weekend in October.

Saturday : 12PM – 4PM

Sunday: 1PM – 4PM

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