On the shores of the Mississippi just 25 miles north of St. Louis, MO, this historic town is full of rich history. Begin your Lincoln adventure at the famous Lincoln-Douglas Square, site of the last “great debate” with the issue of slavery on the minds of everyone. Walk in the footsteps of Abraham and Mary Lincoln as they visited the area, or the Civil War soldiers – Confederate captives and their Union guards – many of whom are buried here. And, take in the landscape of the small Midwestern town where US Senator and Alton resident, Lyman Trumbull, would author the 13th amendment, abolishing slavery in the United States. Long considered one of America’s most haunted cities, in this quaint river community you’ll feel our history come alive.

For complete visitor information, contact:
Alton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
200 Piasa Street
Alton, IL 62002
800-258-6645 or 618-465-6676

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