Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour
Lincoln in Peoria
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 7, 14, 21, 28)
September: (September 6, 13, 20, 27)
Time: 10:30 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 ride the trolley free with proof of age
and a regular ticket purchase
You can also take the self guided audio walking tour
by listening to our PodCast or viewing the map / tour.