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Electric Cruiser in Galesburg, IL in front of Central Congregational Church

Iconic City History Tour


Visit all of Galesburg's must-see sites, statues, streets & structures in just 105-minutes.

  • 1 h 45 min
  • From 24.50 US dollars
  • Galesburg

Tour Description

All aboard our 6-passenger, street-legal electric golf cart, Evie, for a captivating guided local history tour through the iconic Purington-paver brick streets, and alongside some of the 104 miles of train tracks, of Historic Galesburg. This is your opportunity to discover the vibrant arts scene, stunning architecture, rich history, and strong community culture that makes Galesburg one of America’s best-kept secrets! Historical Points of Interest include: ♦ George Washington Gale's Home (Founder of Galesburg & Knox College) ♦ Knox College- The Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Center & the site of the 5th Lincoln/Douglas Debate. ♦ Hope Cemetery ♦ Carl Sandburg Birthplace ♦ The Box Car Family Camp Sites ♦ The Chambers Street District, including The Silas Willard Mansion aka "The Great House." ♦ Instagrammable City Murals & Statues, and much more! Extend your tour with this add-on: (July 11, 25, 26, 27 only) Harry's Not-So Scary Walking Cemetery Tour. Join former Judge & local historian Harry Bulkeley at the end of the Iconic City History Tour in Hope Cemetery for an additional 30 minutes to learn more about Galesburg's original burying ground. This tour is for you if: You're an adventurous visitor who's intrigued to learn about the legendary backstories and anecdotes of Galesburg’s most iconic citizens, sites, statues, streets, and structures. What to expect: ♦ The tour picks up & drops off in Downtown Galesburg in the parking lot next to the Galesburg Antiques Mall (140 S. Prairie St), so feel free to grab a bite to eat at one of Galesburg's many fine restaurants before or after your tour. ♦ We have two hop off mini excursions planned for you. Please wear comfortable shoes. ♦ We cross 3 sets of train tracks on this tour. Please note that crossing and stopped trains may delay our tour by up to 15 minutes.


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Contact Details

  • Galesburg, IL, USA

    309-204-0844

    hello@galesburgcitytours.com


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