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Roll Out the Barrel Tour

Travel through the earliest sections

of downtown Peoria and into the Warehouse District

Discover facts about distilling in Peoria, IL


From 1850 to Prohibition, the volume of whiskey distilled, aged, bottled and shipped made Peoria the whiskey capital.  The distilleries, several large breweries, and extensive stockyards here also created the second largest grain market in the country.

This History Tour departs from the Peoria Riverfront Museum on the following dates:


Saturday June 3, June 17 and June 24 at 11am 

Saturdays in August at 1:30 pm


The Tour leaves from the Peoria Riverfront Museum

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



View Schedule & Purchase Tickets


Tours are approximately one and a half hours

Cost: $15


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