Walking Tours


Welcome To Alton Tour

Discover the Stories of Historic Alton on Foot!

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Alton, IL, as we take you on an walking tour along the scenic riverfront. Our 1 hour tour is a captivating journey through time, unveiling the fascinating tales that shaped Alton's past. From the renowned Abraham Lincoln to the courageous Elijah P Lovejoy, we delve into the lives of influential figures who left their mark on this community.

Learn about the Underground Railroad and the pivotal role Alton played in the fight for freedom during this transformative era. Our knowledgeable and passionate guides will lead you through the charming streets of downtown Alton, sharing intriguing anecdotes and little-known facts about the town's history.

Alton Odyssey Tours is committed to providing a family-friendly experience, where visitors of all ages can engage in an educational and entertaining exploration of the past.

Book your walking tour today and embark on an adventure that will leave you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Alton's heritage.

2024 Dates

"Welcome To Alton" tours start at 112 E Broadway Alton, IL on June 29th, July 27th, August 31st, and September 28th


This walking tour includes stops at five haunted locations.

Tours begin in the historic Grand Theater, learn why Alton is considered one of the most haunted small towns in the USA. After a quick version of Ghosts 101 and a demonstration of ghost hunting tools, ​you’ll be ready for an interactive ghost hunt in some of Alton's most historic and haunted locations.

Locations include the brick ovens of the old Kendall Cracker Factory, tunnels of the Underground Railroad at the Enos Sanitarium and a stop at the Grand Theater. Our last stop will be a visit to the once majestic Hilltop Room at the Stratford Hotel.

2024 Dates

Behind the Bricks tours take place on October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and November 2nd

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