Always Alton Tour

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ALWAYS ALTON TOUR (4 days)
DAY 1
– downtown Alton, the “San Francisco” on the Mississippi River
– Lincoln Lofts
– Wedge Bank and the JFK assassination
– Mississippi Mud Pottery Crafts
– Mural
– Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
– Lyman Trumbull House
– History Museum
– Confederate Prison remains
LUNCH: historic Ryder Building (Just Desserts Restaurant)
– Hayner Library with Elijah Lovejoy printing press

– Elijah Lovejoy Monument and Elijah Lovejoy Gravesite
– National Cemetery
– Confederate Cemetery
– Rocky Fork Church (view from outside)
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN ALTON
DAY 2
– Piasa Native American cliff drawing
– Elsah National Register of Historic Places Town
– Principia College atop Elsah
LUNCH
– Drive along a stretch of the scenic Great River Road
– beautiful campus of Lewis and Clark Community College
– the Scott Bibb Historical Marker

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN ALTON
DAY 3
– Melvin Price Locks and Dam
– National Great Rivers Museum

LUNCH
– Lewis and Clark State Historic Site
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DAY 4
– Underground Railroad Tour
– 1814 Massacre Site (Native Americans vs pioneer homesteaders)
LUNCH
– Alton’s three National Register of Historic Places districts
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN ALTON

We are delighted that Great Rivers & Routes has adopted elements of our African American heritage theme and created a “Freedom to Equality Tour” in Alton: