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Illinois' Oldest Statehouse in Vandalia

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Illinois' Oldest Statehouse in Vandalia

315 West Gallatin

Vandalia, Illinois 62471



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Type: Buildings

Illinois Tourism District: Central

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The Vandalia State House, the fourth Illinois statehouse, served as the capitol from 1836 until 1839 and is the oldest surviving capitol building in the state. The state's first capitol was at Kaskaskia (1818-1820). The second (1820-1823), third (1824-1836), and fourth (1836-1839) were at Vandalia. The fifth (1839-1876) is in Springfield and is preserved as the Old State Capitol State Historic Site. The sixth is the current capitol (1876-present) in Springfield.


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