LOCK TOURS

PUBLIC TOURS

  • Wed-Sat at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
    (tours begin promptly)
  • Free
  • 45 minutes to one hour in length
  • Requires ½ mile walk and heights of approximately 80 feet
  • Public tours limited to 25 participants
  • Tours may be canceled due to maintenance work
  • Tours are not given in excessive heat (heat index over 100) or cold (wind chill of Zero)

GROUP TOURS

  • Groups of 10 or more need to call the Alton Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-258-6645 to arrange their visit.
  • Group tours available Wed-Sat 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m.
  • Allow at least 1 1/2 hours to visit both the museum and locks and dam.
  • School/children groups require at least one adult chaperone per 10 students.
  • Student activity sheets are available to assist in the museum experience

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