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Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home

The Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home was built in 1938 by Adlai Stevenson and his wife, Ellen Borden. In 1969 most of the property was sold to Edison Dick, a longtime friend of Stevenson. In 1974, the Dick family donated the estate to the Lake County Forest Preserves. The estate is a designated Illinois Historic Site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The home is located in Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve with separate parking available off of Saint Mary's Road just north of the preserve's main entrance.

Self-guided trails around the property are open daily from 6:30 am to sunset. Interpretive signs provide historical information about the site. The peaceful setting allows visitors to experience the historic landscape similar to how it appeared when Stevenson lived at the house.  


From April to October, the service building, and its exhibits about Stevenson's life and career, is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Toilets are available when the service building is open.

Guided Tours

High school and community groups can arrange for a guided tour led by one of our Cultural Resources staff. Call 847-968-3422 for details.