William St., Alton Illinois 62002
Toll Free: 800-258-6645
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.
Other History nearby:
(Alton) Alton Confederate Prison
(Alton) Alton Museum of History and Art
(St Louis) Carondelet Historic Center
(St Louis) Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral
(St Louis) City Museum
(St Louis) Concordia Historical Institute
10/22 Coming to The Alton area
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Western Illinois Fair Griggsville IL June26-30 Loads of fun for the whole family. Food, entertainment, rides, games, agricultural exhibits, animals, commercial vendors, kids activities, plus a whole lot more.
Italian Fest Collinsville IL September20-21 For over 25 years, Collinsville IL has been celebrating the Italian culture and heritage that our city was built on. The Fest is a family friendly event and there really is something for everyone.