Peoria Historical Society Bus Tours

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Join PHS for fascinating forays, from the famous to the freaky, into Peoria's colorful past!

June* 02 through October 28, 2017  (*No tours on June 10th - join PHS at the Moss Ave. sale)

Fridays & Saturdays 11 am  |  Saturdays 1:30 pm 

Peoria Historical Society's 22nd season of tours begins June 2. Take a ride through Peoria's past with our certified guides. Check out our new tour - Monuments & Landmarks - featuring sculpture and architecture not seen on other tours. Tours depart Fridays at 11 am & Saturdays at 11 am & 1:30 pm from Peoria Riverfront Museum unless otherwise indicated (FRIDAY TOURS IN SEPTEMBER LEAVE FROM EXHIBIT A GALLERY AT 4607 N PROSPECT, PEORIA HEIGHTS). Tickets are $15 and last approximately 1-1/2 hours long. Visit the Peoria Historical Society History Tours 2017 webpage - click here!

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Roll Out the Barrel Tour

Travel through the earliest sections of downtown Peoria and into the Warehouse District and discover facts about distilling in Peoria.

Naughty to Nice Tour

Follow Peoria’s history from "The Naughty" -  the 20’s, the gambling, the gangsters - to "The Nice" - Peoria’s four All-American City Awards! This tour is not appropriate for children.

River City Tour

Tour historical neighborhoods for an overview of the history of Peoria - the oldest continuously settled site in the state of Illinois.

Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetery Tour

View Grandview Drive Peoria’s premier scenic drive dubbed the "World’s Most Beautiful Drive" by President Theodore Roosevelt & Springdale Cemetery, the oldest chartered cemetery in the state of Illinois.

Abraham Lincoln & the Civil War Tour

Follow the life of Lincoln in Peoria, learn about Camp Peoria & Camp Lyon and hear stories of Central Illinois Civil War veterans & the GAR Hall.

Haunted Peoria

Explore the darker side of Peoria! Venture to places where strange sightings and legendary deaths have been reported.

NEW TOUR! Monuments & Landmarks

Monuments & Landmarks is a fascinating new tour featuring sculpture and architecture not seen on other tours.


These bus tours are conducted by the Peoria Historical Society. For more information on the tours or for questions about the tours, visit the Peoria Historical Society's website - click here.

You may also contact the Peoria Historical Society directly - click here for a list of names/email addresses - or call 309.674.1921.