Alton Museum of History & Art

AMHA is the home of the tremendously diverse history of Alton Illinois. The museum maintains artifacts and information covering several centuries of events from 1673 to the present. 

AMHA displays or has within it's collection historical and genealogical information, artifacts, and art from various sources relevant to the distant and recent past:  Lewis & Clark, the Native American legend of the Piasa, the Industrial era icons that made Alton an important river town, Wadlow, Lovejoy, Miles Davis, the Underground Railroad, Civil War, Lincoln, Western Military, and many other people, organizations, & events.

The museum also frequently highlights local artists that live and create within the regions of Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri.

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Latitude: 38.903064 Longitude: -90.144574 Elevation: 541 ft
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Seasons Open

All year.

Hours Open

Wednesday - Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday 1pm to 4pm


$1 for children under 12 $5 for Adults Free to museum members Wednesday: Seniors 1/2 discount Veterans: 1/2 discount everyday

Accessibility Notes

The first floor (main exhibits) are accessible:  Pioneer room, Wadlow, Piasa, Underground Railroad, Lincoln, Black Pioneers, Civil War. 

The 2nd floor & art gallery art not accessible to disabled guests: Transportation, Education, Commerce, Western Military, Lovejoy. 

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