Allerton Park & Retreat Center


  • 515 Old Timber Rd.
    Monticello, IL 61856

  • (217) 333-3287 PHONE


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Built as a private residence by artist and philanthropist Robert Allerton in 1900, Allerton Park and Retreat Center offers a unique opportunity to experience art, nature, and history away from the distractions of everyday life. Explore 14 miles of hiking trails, wander through formal gardens with over 100 garden ornaments, marvel at the century-old Mansion, and find peace in the quiet, expansive grounds. Allerton has become a destination for meetings, conferences, weddings, retreats, and special events for people from all over the country. Organized programs open to the community and visitors include outdoor concerts, youth summer camps, themed dinners and educational events, nature hikes, and public tours. Overnight accommodations are also available. Free; open 8am to sunset. The Visitor Center is open daily, 9am-5pm, and is an unstaffed, self-guided resource with maps, displays, restrooms, and beverage vending.


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Allerton Park & Retreat Center

515 Old Timber Rd.
Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 333-3287 PHONE

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