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Self-Guided Driving Tours offer an excellent mode to experience Quincy’s history, at your own leisure. And take in some local flavor, as you go. You’ll find we’ve incorporated pockets, or “side” places to visit along your way. Places to tour, shop or photograph. Or fortify your appetite and thirst.

To broaden your historical perspective, we highly encourage day trips to our neighboring communities of Nauvoo and Pike County. Each are only a pleasant 45-minute drive away.

With its location on a sweeping span of the Mississippi, the Nauvoo area is rich in natural beauty, lovely public gardens, Mormon history, and an enduring cheese & wine-making legacy. The rolling hills of scenic Pike County are dotted with towns Lincoln frequented, some of the best hunting in the U.S., as well as historic festivals & wineries. Enjoy the Lincoln Talking House Tour, an audio driving tour of 14 Lincoln-significant structures in Pike County’s Pittsfield.


Quincy {Off the Record} : The famous & infamous 13 Quincy area former residents

Architecture Driving Tour : Popular tour of 15 diverse sections of the city

driving tours box_toltonDrive the 5 Tolton Sites : Key places in the life of America’s first black priest

10 Sites to See : Significant locales of the Mormon “safe harbor” era in Quincy

driving tours boxe_spots to spotSpotsToSpot Bald Eagles : 10 Stops along the Historic Great River Road

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