About Principia College

Principia College is located about one mile from Elsah, on the bluffs. Constructed from 1931 to the early 1940s, the Principia College Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993, recognizing the architectural work of Bernard Maybeck.

Driving tours of Principia College are always welcome during daylight hours, except Sunday mornings. Guided tours are handled through the college President’s office. Please email Principia┬áto make arrangements. We appreciate the generosity and neighborly spirit of Principia College by collaborating on many talks, and for special support for HEF projects and events, particularly the Home for the Holidays House Tour.