Magnificent Mansions

Explore the grand homes and historic estates of the Great Rivers & Routes Region.

The 1866 Fulkerson Mansion is a 14-room Southern Style mansion filled with Civil War artifacts and completely furnished with antiques of the period. Behind the mansion, the museum houses antique farm machinery. The Mansion is open for pre-arranged group tours.

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.