No visit to the area is complete without a tour of this St. Louis area, Alton, IL icon.
Completed in 1903, this historic structure was commissioned by Railroad Baron and Entrepreneur Z. B. Job as a wedding gift for his son and son's bride. In 1909 it became the residence of Edmond Beall—Alderman, four time Mayor of Alton, Senator, Industrialist and Financier.
Designed by world renowned architect, Lucas Pfeiffenberger—today this three story, 10,000 + square foot mansion serves as as a living museum of turn of the century life and architecture and as one of the finest bed and breakfast inns in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.
The Narrated Tour
Lavishly furnished with period antiques and reproductions, hand sewn Oriental rugs, and marble and bronze statuary—on your narrated historic home tour you will learn about:
- the connection between Z. B. Job, one time Sheriff of Madison County, and Jessie James
- the story of Mrs. Job and her 5 millionaire husbands
- the connection between Edmond Beall and Mary Todd Lincoln
- how Senator Beall was instrumental in saving “The Great Mound” (Cahokia Mounds)
- why the Honorable Mr. Beall is known as, “the man who pulled Alton out of the mud.”
Narrated historic home tours of The Beall Mansion are provided by one of the owners or their assistants.
- Tour Length: 30 to 45 minutes
- Tour Times: Call to reserve
After the narrated portion of the tour you are invited to view photo albums of the restoration of the mansion as well as explore the public spaces, grounds and gardens.
TIP: SAVE $2.00 per person with any regularly priced paid admission of 4 or more.
- Adult: $12
- Senior: $9 (60 years or older)
- Child: $6 (ages 2 to 12. Children ages 2 or younger are free.)
For 12 or more persons please call for Group Tour Discounts and special Group Tours with refreshments.
Better yet, get a taste of the life of the rich and powerful of the turn of the century by spending the night in one of The Beall Mansion's elegant guest rooms.
National Historic Register
The Beall Mansion is a supporting structure in the Middletown Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Conveniently located on Millionaire's Row—only 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis, MO or 90 minutes from Springfield, Illinois.
To reserve your tour pllease call 618-474-9100 or toll 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325).