The Lyman Trumbull house at 1105 Henry St. in Alton’s historic Middletown neighborhood.
ALTON — Let the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau do the driving for the 42nd annual Alton Historic House Tour with a package deal that includes a ticket for the tour, a guided experience along the route and transportation.
Advance reservations are necessary for the tour, a partnership with the Alton Area Landmarks Association. Ticket prices are $25 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Friends of Haskell Park.
The shuttle will depart from the Alton Visitors Center at 200 Piasa St. in Downtown Alton for the two-hour excursion from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. The tour includes a guided, in-depth look at four of the historic private homes slated for viewing and discussion en route to Alton’s Middletown and Christian Hill Districts. Two of the houses are homes to architects and one house was designed by renowned architect Lucas Pfeiffenberger. Tickets for the tour will be distributed on the shuttle the day of the tour. Because the shuttle only includes the private homes, with the tickets received on the shuttle people will have time to explore three additional properties on their own once the tour concludes at 3 p.m. The Historic House Tour runs from noon to 5 p.m.
This is the 42nd year for the house tour sponsored by the Alton Area Landmarks Association. Advance ticket sales for the self-guided tour begin Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tickets will also be on sale the day of the tour at the corner of East Fourth and Henry streets and the Hart House at 524 Belle St.
Reservations are available now for the shuttle experience. To reserve your seat on the guided shuttle tour, call the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676 or (800) 258-6645. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.visitAlton.com/shuttle.
The Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau is the destination marketing organization serving northern Madison, Jersey and Calhoun counties. The bureau is dedicated to educating visitors about the region by providing information regarding the area’s history, landmarks, recreational opportunities, leisure attractions, special events and scenic marvels.