Magnolia Manor, built in 1872, is a post-bellum, Victorian mansion on a two acre site in Cairo’s historic district. Formerly the home of the Charles A. Galigher family, the manor is now a Victorian museum, featuring high-ceilings and 14 spacious rooms with splendid 19th century furnishings. The manor was the site of a lavish celebration when President Ulysses S. Grant retired after two terms as U.S. President. Grant, who headquartered in Cairo during part of the Civil War, was a friend of Galigher. The manor, an outstanding example of Italianate architecture is included in the Illinois Section of the Historic American Building Survey and the National Register of Historic Places.
2700 Washington Avenue
Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 4:30 pm
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New Years Day, Easter, and July 4