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Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour



Lincoln in Peoria
Learn about
Camp Peoria & Camp Lyon  

Hear stories of
Central Illinois Civil War veterans
the GAR Hall



This tour tells the story of Lincoln’s visits to Peoria, the Civil War troops, and the camps where they trained. See the markers where the camps once stood. Visit Springdale Cemetery and see the final resting place of many of the Civil War veterans.  Pay a short visit to the GAR Hall, built in 1909, and hear the story of Joseph Greenhut, one of the Whiskey Barons who provided much of the funding for the Hall.     

This History Tour departs from the Peoria Riverfront Museum on the following dates:
June: (June 4, 11, 18, 25) Saturdays at 11:00 am
August: (August 4, 11, 18, 25 ) Thursdays 11:00 am
Time: approximately 1½ hours

View Schedule & Purchase tickets


Tickets may be purchased at the Peoria Riverfront Museum

222 S.W. Washington St. Peoria, IL 61602


Cost: $15 tour ticket


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