Bishop Hill Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Bishop Hill Trip Guide

Swedish roots run deep in this western Illinois colony (population: 128) near the Quad Cities. Founded more than 150 years ago by religious dissidents from Sweden, its attractions include museums and crafts shops.
Gallery Inn.
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What to do

Bishop Hill Colony Store Candy, coffee, preserves, gifts and some Swedish foods fill shelves. (309) 927-3596;

1854 Steeple Building Costumed interpreters welcome visitors to view a film and tour the buildings. (309) 927-3899;

Bishop Hill Museum Admire paintings by Olof Krans, who documented life in the Bishop Hill Colony in the mid-19th century and painted residents’ portraits. (309) 927-3345;

Where to eat

Bishop Hill Bakery and Eatery Sandwiches, soups and fruit-filled pastries rule. (309) 927-3042;

Where to stay

Gallery Inn The 1856 inn is close to the main attractions, shops and restaurants. (309) 927-3080;

For information: Bishop Hill State Historic Site (309) 927-3345;

Comments (1)

foxtales2 wrote:
The Gallery Inn is a wonderful place to stay, but not the only lodging option. We love The Twinflower Inn.

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