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Come learn how horrendous conditions at Alton Penitentiary forced its shutdown and relocation to Joliet in 1857. Reopened in 1862 as a Confederate Prison, a portion of it is still standing.

Free admission.

Location: William St., Alton Illinois 62002 Telephone Toll Free: 800-258-6645

Other History nearby:
(Alton) Alton Confederate Prison
(Alton) Alton Museum of History and Art
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(St Louis) Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral
(St Louis) City Museum
(St Louis) Concordia Historical Institute

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