Sitting high atop a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in Thebes, Illinois is the 1848 Courthouse. Standing 165 years, it is a testament to architect Henry Ernst Barkhausen, who was awarded the contract for designing and supervising the erection of the Thebes Courthouse in 1845. This landmark was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Hours OpenSat: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Sun: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seasons OpenSpring, summer and fall
The purpose of the Thebes Historical Society is to preserve and maintain this historical courthouse and to maintain the photos, historical artifacts, books and documents held within. Our members are unpaid volunteers and open the courthouse for visitors and public tours, for which there is no admission fee.