Become a Member! Current Needs Contribute Now!

As a non-profit, we rely on the generous support of individuals, businesses, and foundations.

Collection Item

Dress

>> Learn More
Follow Us Facebook

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

 

Follow

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

309-686-7000

Cost: $15 tour ticket

 

eBay - Giving Works

Do you shop or sell on eBay? You can make a difference by shopping, selling and donating to the Peoria Historical Society at the same time! It's easy, convenient and tax deductible.

Website Design by Shane Updyke. Development and Hosting by Stellar Systems, Inc.