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Alton, IL Point of Interest—Tour the Mansion Built as a Wedding Gift

No visit to the St. Louis area is complete without a tour of this Alton, IL icon.

This historic home was built by Railroad Baron and Entrepreneur Z. B. Job as a wedding gift for his son and son's bride, Mary Drummond heiress to the Drummond Tobacco fortune. In 1909 it was purchased by Edmond Beall—Alderman, 4 time Mayor of Alton, Senator, Industrialist and Financier.

Designed by world renowned architect, Lucas Pfeiffenberger—today this 3 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.

National Register of Historic Places

The Beall Mansion is a supporting structure in the Middletown Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  

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 narrated portion of the tour is approximately 30 to 35 minutes. After that you are invited to view photo albums of the restoration of the mansion as well as explore the public spaces, grounds and gardens.

Tour Admission

TIP: SAVE $2.00 per person with the purchase of 4 or more regularly priced, adult admissions. Better yet, tour FREE when you reserve a stay in one of The BEALL MANSION's elegant, historic guest rooms.

GROUPS OF 12 OR MORE: call 618-474-9100 for Group Tour Discounts and optional Group Tour Packages with refreshments.

Tour Reservations

Tours are by appointment. Call now to reserve: 618-474-9100 or toll 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325). Please book early to avoid being disappointed.


The BEALL MANSION is 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. view directions

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