Explore the grand homes and historic estates of the Great Rivers & Routes Region.
The 12 room Cheney mansion was one of the first built in Jerseyville. The mansion features vintage clothing, military artifacts, toys, pictures, old fashion popcorn popping machine & other items of historic interest. You can also tour the Old Log Cabin & the Lone Star School behind the mansion. The schoolhouse is one of the oldest one-room schools in Jersey County.
Step back into a time of luxury along Alton’s “Millionaire Row” during a tour of Beall Mansion. The three story mansion, owned by four-time Mayor of Alton & Senator Edmond Beall, serves as a working museum of the life of the turn-of-the-century rich and powerful in Alton. It also operates as a premier luxury bed & breakfast inn and boutique hotel. Lavishly appointed with one of a kind antiques, hand sewn Oriental rugs, and bronze statue, the guided tours will inform and entertain you.