The Brussels Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
It consists of 80 contributing structures ranging from commercial buildings and residences to barns, chicken coops and privies.
Visitors can stroll down Main and Community Streets and see restored businesses, homes and the historic jail dating back to the 1800s. The free Brussels Ferry (618-786-3636) is the access point on the southeast end of the county which is also home to the Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge. The orchards and roadside stands are plentiful, especially during peach season. Stop in the historic Wittmond’s Hotel for a one of a kind family meal.