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Roll Out the Barrel Tour


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:


July (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) Saturdays at 1:30 pm except 2:30 pm for the 16th

August  (5, 12, 19, 26) Fridays at 11:00 am

September (3, 10, 17, 24) Saturdays 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


Splendor of Christmas Past 2016

Enjoy the wonder of the holidays with the Peoria Historical Society for our 2016 Splendor of Christmas Past with our two historic homes and three private homes open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at any home on the days of the tour or in advance after November 1 at: Gregg Florist - 1015 E War Memorial Relics - 1219 W Glen Urban Artifacts - 925 N Sheridan Exhibit A Gallery - 4607 N Prospect PHS Office - 611 SW Washington

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