The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (ARCVB) will be partnering with some of our tour providers to offer specialty-themed tours throughout the year. Tours include Eagle Watching, Underground Railroad, Eat Like a Local BBQ, Historic Elsah and more. For more information or to make reservations, call (800) 258-6645.
Learn about local, Underground Railroad sites on a two-hour guided shuttle tour. The shuttle will stop at some of the sites that were part of the Underground Railroad system including New Bethel-Rocky Fork AME Church, Enos Apartments 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. Discover the remnants of this period in history that still exist in Alton and Godfrey.