Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How often are tours given?
Tours are available throughout the day. The average wait time for a tour varies, please call ahead to check current wait times. (217) 782.6776
What is the cost?
There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults, $5 for children and $15 for families.
Do I need reservations, or can I make advance reservations?
Due to current health restrictions please contact the site directly to inquire about tour times and the reservation process. Call: (217) 782.6776
What are the hours?
Due to current health restrictions site tours are limited. Please contact the site directly to inquire about tour times and the reservation process. Call: (217) 782.6776
How long does the tour last?
The walking tour lasts about 45 minutes.
Are photographs allowed?
Photographs may be taken outside only.
Do you have a gift shop?
The Sumac Shop, located in the Carriage House has a nice selection of books, gifts, reproductions and souvenirs. You can also shop online at www.sumacshop.com however the shop carries a number of unique items not available online.
Can purchases in the shop be shipped?
Everything for sale in our shop can be shipped, simply ask the staff to ship your purchases.
Is there parking at the site?
Parking is available in the site lot off of Cook Street just west of the YMCA building. Drive west past the Y, over the railroad tracks and turn left into our lot. Parking is free. Also see Map .
Is the site available for rental?
Due to severe budget cuts, the Dana-Thomas House is not available for non-site related special usage at this time.
Can I contact the site directly?
The site is staffed seven days per week except holidays. The number is (217) 782-6776
For any other questions please call the site at (217)782-6776 or email dthf at sbcglobal net