Phase 4 COVID-19 Visiting Policies

All guests/tour guides must have face coverings covering nose and mouth.

Hand sanitizer is provided at the front door and at the top of the stairs for your use. There is also a bathroom on the first floor of Edwards Place where you can wash your hands.

Contact tracing is recommended from health officials - we ask guests to provide us their names, phone numbers, and email, as well as their date of visit so they may be informed if there were any suspected COVID-19 cases during the times that they visited. This is done at the beginning of the tour.

We ask that guests not touch anything in the house. Many items are difficult to sanitize, as we cannot use the same methods as typical for other businesses. There will be seating for guests that cannot stand for 45 minutes. Everything touched is cleaned thoroughly after every tour.

Public tours are limited to 10 guests and all groups must be separated from one another by 6 feet. Private/group tours may have up to 30 guests.

Please self-screen before your visit and avoid visiting if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have a temperature.

Edwards Place exterior. Two horse-drawn carriages approach the home from a large lawn. A crowd dressed in 19th century attire stand in front of the home. Trees are around the side and back of thehome, some with leaves, some without.
A long table covered in a tablecloth and full table settig of glass and china. 12 chairs are around the table. Two ornate chairs are in the back two corners. Edwards Place Library.
Springfield Art Association logo. A palette with "SAA" designed into it with he words "visual art center" below.

700 North 4th St, Springfield IL 62702

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Sitting Room

Family sitting room of Edwards Place, with a small table in the center with chairs, a rocking chair and another chair in two corners. A portrait of Benjamin Edwards is above a stone fireplace and oval photos are to the side, above one of the chairs. A whatnot is behind the rocking chair with decorative items on it. To the very left is a pier mirror between the two front windows, which are covered in thick, ornate curtains.