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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.     

The Trolley Tour runs every Saturday in
June: (June 6, 13, 20, 27)
August: (August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Time: 11:00 A.M. (approx. 1½ hours)

The Tour leaves from Kelleher's Irish Pub
619 SW Water Street (near State St.), Peoria, IL.
Parking is available across the street from Kelleher's

For tickets, call (309) 673-6000

Cost: $15 tour ticket purchased at Kelleher's Irish Pub
plus $1 paid to trolley driver 

Seniors 65 & older need a tour ticket, but with proof of age, do not have
to pay the $1 trolley fare.


Phillip Smith Civil War Diary, Day by Day Account

“Phil” Smith Pens Diary in Which Is Written Day By Day Happenings at Long War of the Rebellion

Upcoming Events

Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour

9/3/2015 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

River City Tour

9/4/2015 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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