Historic Alton, Illinois

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Historic Alton, Illinois

Alton, Illinois has been the location of many historic events in the history of the United States. One such event was the final Lincoln and Douglas debate during the race for one of the two Illinois United States senate seats in 1858. A monument to this event with life sized bronze statues of Lincoln and Douglas is located at the Lincoln Douglas Square. Alton was also very important in the underground railroad and several historical homes still have tunnels and chambers that slaves used on their way to freedom. Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man at 8 feet, 11 inches, lived in Alton until his death in 1940. Artifacts from his life can be seen at the Alton Museum of History & Art. Alton also has a reputation as being "one of the most haunted small towns in America" and many tours are given to explore the history behind the hauntings. Ruins of a Confederate Prison, a Confederate Cemetery and Memorial, as well as many historical homes, buildings and other museums, all chronicle Alton's historic past.

Alton Visitor Center Address and Phone Numbers

Alton Visitor Center
200 Piasa Street
Alton, IL 62002
618-465-6676
800-ALTON-IL

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Welcome to Historic Alton Illinois!
Welcome to Historic Alton Illinois!
Streetview of Historic Alton Illiniois
Streetview of Historic Alton Illiniois
Historic Building in Historic Alton Illinois
Historic Building in Historic Alton Illinois
The Alton Museum of History and Art
The Alton Museum of History and Art
Historic Alton Illinois Streetview
Historic Alton Illinois Streetview
Historic Alton Illinois Streetview
Historic Alton Illinois Streetview
Historic Alton Illinois Streetview
Historic Alton Illinois Streetview
Alton Illinois Visitor Center
Alton Illinois Visitor Center
Confederate Monument in the Confederate Cemetery, Alton Illinois
Confederate Monument in the Confederate Cemetery, Alton Illinois
The Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument in Alton Illinois
The Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument in Alton Illinois
Lincoln Douglas Square
Lincoln Douglas Square
Piasa Park
Piasa Park
A life-sized statue of Robert Wadlow-the Alton Giant
A life-sized statue of Robert Wadlow-the Alton Giant
Ruins of the Alton Military Prison, built 1830
Ruins of the Alton Military Prison, built 1830
Ruins of the Military Prison used for Confederate Soldiers
Ruins of the Military Prison used for Confederate Soldiers
Ruins of the Alton Military Prison which housed Confederate Soldiers
Ruins of the Alton Military Prison which housed Confederate Soldiers
Historic Beall Mansion House
Historic Beall Mansion House
Alton National Cemetery rostrum built by the WPA in 1938
Alton National Cemetery rostrum built by the WPA in 1938
Alton National Cemetery, Union Soldiers graves
Alton National Cemetery, Union Soldiers graves
A home in Alton Illinios
A home in Alton Illinios
An Alton beauty in winter!
An Alton beauty in winter!
College Avenue Presbyterian Church-Lovejoy
College Avenue Presbyterian Church-Lovejoy's church
Dr William Haskell House
Dr William Haskell House
The Haskell Playhouse, National Register, built 1885
The Haskell Playhouse, National Register, built 1885
Lyman Trumbull Home, US Senator, wrote 13th Amendment to US Constitution
Lyman Trumbull Home, US Senator, wrote 13th Amendment to US Constitution
"Old Rock House"- Anti-Slavery Society was founded here
"Old Rock House"- Anti-Slavery Society was founded here
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