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Study the chronicles of Williamson County's century old coal mining roots at one of our museums and numberous historical monuments scattered throughout the region.  Commonly refered to as "Little Egypt", our friendly towns and communities welcome travelers to embrace Williamson County's rich culture and charm.

Marion Carnegie Library

206 South Market Street
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-993-5935
One of the few remaining Carnegie buildings is seated at the center of Williamson County. Originally built in 1916 and renovated in 1997, the library has the flavor of the early 20th century with the technology of today.

Rosehill Cemetery Veterans Memorial

Illinois 37 North
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-997-6251
Located on the south side of Rosehill Cemetery with the road leading directly to it, this beautiful black stone monument is laser inscribed both front and back with soaring eagles and other photographic scenes.  The monument also has bronze seals of each branch of service pressed into its surface and is flanked by flag poles.  This memorial honors all veterans and also has a special part honoring two local Medal of Honor recipients.

SI Treasure Tours

Phone: 618-751-2924
Take part in Southern Illinois legacies with SI Treasure Tours featuring quality historical and cultural tours with events.  You'll be living history from the Herrin Massacre, to the So. Illinois Gang Klan War, hidden Civil War sites and cemeteries, all the way to the culture of the Arts and SI Opry.  Take in the sights and sounds of Southern Illinois at its best!  There will be guides on the bus and interactions at each stop.  We dare you to come… you might just find out something incredible!

Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial

201 West Longstreet Road
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-997-1188

Williamson County Historical Museum

105 South Van Buren Street
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-997-5863
Located in an historic brick building in Marion, the museum features artifacts, antiques, and records of a bygone era.  17 rooms contain exhibits, including an old-fashioned school room.  Tours may be arranged through the Marion Chamber of Commerce.

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