Alton Living History Tour
Our nation's history runs deep within the veins of the city of Alton. From the final of the Lincoln-Douglas debates that set the stage for Lincoln's future presidency, to the ruins of the infamous Alton Prison, retrace the steps of Abraham Lincoln and the legacy of the Civil War in Alton. Visit the monument dedicated to Elijah P. Lovejoy, an abolitionist and editor who surrendered his life for free speech, free press and free men. View the home of Lyman Trumball, co-author of the 13th Amendment. Your local expert will board the bus for a narrated driving tour of Alton's history sites. Costumed docents will meet you at various sites to tell their personal stories.