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Join resident historian Bob Brunkow as he resumes guided walking tours of historic Belleville, Illinois. Reservations are required; please see details below.

In case of inclement weather, tours will be re-scheduled. Please call 618-236-7481 to verify if a tour will proceed as scheduled.

Downtown Belleville Tour

Learn the history of Belleville while viewing historic buildings on Main Street and adjacent streets.

Saturday, Sept 30
Saturday, Oct. 14

Start Time: 10 a.m.
Start Place
: Meet at the Veteran’s Memorial on East Main Street at the southeast corner of the Public Square
Distance: Approximately 1 1/2 miles, takes about 90 minutes
Tickets & Reservations: See below

Town of West Belleville Tour

Centered on West Main and 11th, West Belleville was an independent community from 1852 to 1882. Learn the history of this district newly listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Saturday, Sept. 9
Saturday, Oct. 7

Start Time: 10 a.m.
Start Place
: Meet at 1106 West Main Street
Parking: Park at the city lot at the intersection of West Main and South 10th Streets
Distance: Approximately 1 mile, takes about an hour
Tickets & Reservations: See below

Tour Details and Reservations

Both tours are limited to 10 people each, and advanced reservations are required. These are walking tours and guests should dress appropriately.  Tour guests must be 12 years or older.

Cost: $10 per person.

Reservations: Leave a message at 618-236-7481 or email rdevb@earthlink.net. Provide your name (please spell your last name if you call), phone number, tour date, and the number in your party.

Group Tours: Tours can be arranged for other dates for groups of five or more by calling 618-236-7481.

In case of inclement weather, tours will be re-scheduled. Please call 618-236-7481 to verify if a tour will proceed as scheduled.