Photo courtesy of Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau
The 90-minute tours will be on a 49-passenger excursion boat from Grafton River Adventures.
ALTON — Evening cruises on the Mississippi River this October will reveal ghoulish stories of Alton.
The tours will be on a 49-passenger excursion boat from Grafton River Adventures. Tours will last 90 minutes with a guide pointing out haunted locations along the Mississippi River and providing details as to what makes Alton so haunted. Stories include traumatic events such as the murder of Elijah Lovejoy, a prison that housed thousands of Confederate soldiers, Alton’s ties to Al Capone’s boat and more. There are also Haunted Grafton cruises available in early October and late October.
Through the years, many travelers have investigated and inquired about the unexplained happenings and psychic phenomena found throughout Alton. Sites like the McPike Mansion and Milton School have been featured on television shows on the Travel Channel and Syfy Channel.
For information or to make reservations, call (800) 258-6645. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St. in Downtown Alton.