Date Nights at the Dana House

On select Saturday evenings this summer, you and your date can experience a special evening tour of the Dana-Thomas House. Enjoy tasty selections from a charcuterie board and signature “Dana-Thomas” mocktails along with a live musical performance by Ben Bedford in the Dana House gallery. This program is recommended for adults interested in sharing a unique Dana-Thomas House experience with their partner or friend. Reservations required on Eventbrite. Click Here for Reservations

Meet your guide at the front door of the Dana-Thomas House on Lawrence Avenue at 5:30 pm.

Important information

The Dana-Thomas House contains 12,600 square feet of architecture split over 16 varying elevations connected by stairs. Most of the staircases do not have handrails. Access to a few of the rooms via a lift is available. Please keep this in mind when reserving your tickets. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact us at or 217-782-6776.

Please note that photography and video recording are NOT permitted inside the house.


A free parking lot is located on the northeast corner of Fourth Street and Lawrence Avenue, immediately east of the house. The parking lot on Cook Street, behind the house and just west of the railroad tracks, as well as the carriage house parking area, is also available.

  • June 1, 2024
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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