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Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

 

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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.

 

Schedule:

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

Saturday, August 01, 2015 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Follow President Lincoln in Peoria, learn about Camp Peoria and Camp Lyon, and hear stories of our civil war veterans with the Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Tour.

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Follow President Lincoln in Peoria, learn about Camp Peoria and Camp Lyon, and hear stories of our civil war veterans with the Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Tour.

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

Saturday, August 22, 2015 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Follow President Lincoln in Peoria, learn about Camp Peoria and Camp Lyon, and hear stories of our civil war veterans with the Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Tour.

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Follow President Lincoln in Peoria, learn about Camp Peoria and Camp Lyon, and hear stories of our civil war veterans with the Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Tour.

Henri de Tonti Celebration 2015

The 2015 PHS Henri de Tonti Award a for Outstanding Principled Community Leadership will be presented during a celebration ceremony on Saturday, September 26 in the ballroom of the Peoria Civic Center

Upcoming Events

Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour

7/9/2015 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

River City Tour

7/10/2015 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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