Mansions of Lake County

Mansions of Lake County


Shiloh House is an elegant 25-room mansion that was built by Zion’s founder, the Reverend John Alexander Dowie, who headed the Christian Catholic Church. After a brief introduction, explore the mansion on a self-guided tour. Now owned and maintained by the Zion Historical Society, the mansion includes artifacts of the period, and many personal items of the late Dr. and Mrs. Dowie. Next, relax with a leisurely lunch of slow roasted chicken, and brief history of the house, and Village of Wadsworth at Savanna House Restaurant, named for the lush green forest preserve directly behind. Finally, enjoy a private tour of Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, which stands as a monument to old-world elegance amid genteel country life. Commissioned by Samuel Insull, the founder of Commonwealth Edison, this rose-colored villa was completed in 1916, owned and further embellished by the Cuneo family from 1937-1990, and the entire estate was gifted to Loyola University Chicago in 2009.

Trip includes transportation by Park District Bus, tours and lunch. Extensive walking and some stairs.

Please register by Mon, Jun. 25.

Age 50+
Location Zion, Wadsworth, Vernon Hills, IL
Day Tues, Jul. 10
Time 9:45am-3:45pm
Fee $51-R, $56-NR
Min/Max 8/14
Code 241701 D