Narrated Mansion Museum Tours
Alton, Illinois Historic Home Mansion Tour
—St. Louis Metro East
No visit to the St. Louis Metroolitan area and Alton, IL is complete wihtout a tour the mansion that was built as a wedding gift.
Completed in 1903, this historic structure was commissioned by Railroad Baron and Entrepreneur Z. B. Job as a wedding present 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.
#1 Alton, IL Trip Advisor Popularity Index Tourist Attraction
The Narrated Tour
Lavishly furnished with period antiques, 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 five 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.”
National Historic Register
The BEALL MANSION is 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, Missouri (St. Louis, MO) or 90 minutes from Springfield, Illinois.
* Includes three stories above ground and basement