Dr. Richard Eells House

415 Jersey Street
Quincy, Ill. 62301


Saturday: 1 pm - 4 pm


This educational museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for two reasons. First, the house was built in 1835 and is historically significant from an architectural point of view. More importantly, this house is listed on the National Register because it was a crucial link in the Underground Railroad during the 1840's. Hundreds of slaves reached freedom in Chicago with a stop at the Dr. Richard Eells House. Today, The Friends of Dr. Richard Eells House have raised money to restore the house and this landmark is in the process of being restored. Visitors will learn about Quincy’s architecture and history, Dr. Richard Eells and his family, and the Underground Railroad.