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In 1866, cattle farmer and merchant William Duncan began building a towering brick manor outside of Towanda, Illinois...

150 years later, Dave and Randi purchased the property and began restoring the Manor to its former glory. The Manor has been given new life as a place for community, sustainablity, and restoration in central Illinois.

The Howells have devoted the last 7 years to reclaiming prairie land and restoring Duncan Manor House & Gardens to create a sustainable hub for local business, art, community, history, culture and agriculture in central Illinois.

Inside the Manor

Take a photo tour through the inside and outside of Duncan Manor

Inside the Manor

Take a photo tour through the inside and outside of Duncan Manor

Local Business, Art, History, Culture & Agriculture

We love central Illinois, and are committed to using all of our time, energy, and resources to help create a local economy and conserve local land.

Local Business, Art, History, Culture & Agriculture

We love central Illinois, and are committed to using all of our time, energy, and resources to help create a local economy and conserve local land.

Maybe You've Seen Us Around

Duncan Manor has been featured on Cheap Old Houses (HGTV), the New York Times, Fargo (FX) [pictured here], WGLT, The New York Post, and the Pantagraph

Maybe You've Seen Us Around

Duncan Manor has been featured on Cheap Old Houses (HGTV), the New York Times, Fargo (FX) [pictured here], WGLT, The New York Post, and the Pantagraph

Photography, Weddings, Galas & More

Indoors / Outdoors. Photo / Video. Weddings / Private Events. We've got it all, right off Route 66. Reach out to book your event, film, or photo shoot here at the Manor

Photography, Weddings, Galas & More

Indoors / Outdoors. Photo / Video. Weddings / Private Events. We've got it all, right off Route 66. Reach out to book your event, film, or photo shoot here at the Manor

Duncan Manor is a 501(c)3 with a mission

Duncan Manor is a nonprofit with a vision to reclaim prairie land and create a sustainable ecosystem in central Illinois. Along with restoring Duncan Manor, we've got big things planned to help farmers, restore land, and create community spaces. If you're interested in learning more and supporting the cause, check out the link below!

Support Duncan Manor

Creating a sustainable hub for local business, art, community, history, culture and agriculture culture in central Illinois.

The Duncan Manor Vision

Come visit!

Address: 1002 Towanda-Barnes Rd, Towanda, IL 61776

Residental Notice: Duncan Manor is a private residence. We love visitors, but please reach out to schedule a time or confirm that there is a public event happening before you come by!

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