Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Trolley Tours

Peoria Historical Society TROLLEY TOUR: "Lincoln & the Civil War"

Follow Lincoln in Peoria and learn about Camp Peoria and Camp Lyon. Hear the stories of our Civil War veterans and visit the GAR Hall.

This tour tells the story of Lincoln’s visits to Peoria, the Civil War troops, and the camps where they trained. See the markers where the camps once stood. Visit Springdale Cemetery and see the final resting place of many of the Civil War veterans.

Pay a short visit to the GAR Hall, built in 1909, and hear the story of Joseph Greenhut, one of the Whiskey Barons who provided much of the funding for the Hall.

The Trolley Tour runs every Friday in August (August 17, 24, 31) and October (October 5, 12, 19, 26)

Time: 10:30 A.M. (1½ hours)

The Tour leaves from Kelleher's Irish Pub, 619 SW Water Street (near State St.), Peoria, IL. Parking is available across the street from Kelleher's.

For tickets, call (309) 673-6000.

Cost: $10 tour ticket purchased at Kelleher's Irish Pub plus $1 paid to trolley driver.

Seniors 65 and older ride the trolley FREE with proof of age and a regular ticket purchase.

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