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Underground Railroad Shuttle Tours

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Discover the story of the Underground Railroad throughout Alton, IL.

Learn about local, Underground Railroad sites on a shuttle tour with J.E. Robinson Tours and the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau. The two-hour guided shuttle tours will stop at some of the sites that were part of the Underground Railroad system, including Rocky Fork Church and more.

 Alton’s riverfront location along the Mighty Mississippi played a vital role in helping slaves make connections to the freedom of the northern U.S. Buried beneath the streets of Alton and Godfrey, remnants of this period in history still exist.

For more information on the Underground Railroad shuttle tours or to make advance registrations, please contact the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau at (800) 258-6645. Tour dates for 2020 are February 29, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, September 26, or October 24. All with an option of a 10 a.m. tour or a 1 p.m. tour.

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