Walking Tour of Bishop Hill, Illinois
Welcome to Bishop Hill! Bishop Hill was founded in 1846 by Eric Janson, who led a group of Swedish immigrants to America looking for religious freedom and economic opportunity. Together they created a religious communal colony. Your walking tour begins at the at the south end of town and includes many of the original buildings that were built in the early days of the Colony. Enjoy your day as you learn about the early history of this Utopia on the Prairie.