PEORIA Ill.- The 17th Annual Springdale Cemetery Tours make their return this October! Join us as Peoria’s vast history comes to life in the setting of the beautiful Springdale Cemetery. This is a great fundraiser and historical event for the entire family!
During the tours, patrons will be guided on a short walk through the Mt. Auburn section of Springdale Cemetery to visit five different Peorians from the past. This year’s characters will include Mary Foster Bryner – a leader in the Sunday school movement both locally and internationally; Daniel B. Allen – a musician in the Civil War; Sarah E. Royster Owen – the wife of Benjamin Owen, a local Civil War veteran and boilermaker; Rev. Addison Coffey – the highly respected reverend of the First Presbyterian church in Peoria ; and Dick Houlihan – the 1950s director of the Peoria Zoo.
As always, tours will be held the first two weekends in October. Friday Oct 4th and Oct 11th evening tours at 6:00pm. Saturday and Sunday tours 5th-6th and 12th-13th will be held at 12:00pm and 2:00pm.
Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. If you want to bring the whole family (2 adults and 2 children) our family rate of $25.00 is the way to go!
Reservations can be made by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling Laurel Huston at 309-696-0956. Reservations appreciated, but walk-ins always welcome. Check us out on our Facebook page “The Historic Springdale Cemetery Tours” for updates on the tours!