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Article updated: 5/16/2013 7:59 AM

Illinois historic sites extend hours for season

Six Illinois historic sites are operating seven days a week for the convenience of tourists traveling in the spring and summer.

Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville will be open seven days a week through October. Lewis and Clark in Hartford, the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office in Springfield and the Old State Capitol in Springfield will be open seven days a week through Labor Day.

Lincoln Tomb and War Memorials in Springfield and Lincoln's New Salem near Petersburg will be open seven days a week through September.

All historic sites and monuments run by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency are free for visitors. However, they all accept donations.

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