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Event Details

Meet at the Julia Belle Swain landing after you have parked your car. Join veteran guide Bernie Drake for an engaging tour that will highlight Peoria history. Learn about the courthouses that were on the square before the current one. Explore each of the memorials from the newest Korean War Memorial to the oldest, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Stroll to the GAR Hall and learn about its architecture and its history.  

·      Tours will last approximately 1 ½ hours, unless otherwise indicated.

·      Participants should feel comfortable walking 1 ½ miles and standing up to 20 minutes.

·      There may be uneven ground at Springdale Cemetery or on public sidewalks.

·      Tours will go rain or shine, except in the case of severe weather. Participants should dress accordingly. If severe weather comes up while a tour is taking place, it may be cut short to ensure the safety of the participants.

Venue Information

Meet at the Julia Belle Swain Riverboat landing
100 Northeast Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602
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Organizer Information

Peoria Historical Society

611 SW Washington
St # A
Peoria, IL 61602

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