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History First Bus Tours

 We are now taking reservations for two historic trips:

The Mississippi River:
Davenport & LeClaire
Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30

Join History First for an overnight trip to the Davenport, Iowa area. Highlights will include a visit to the American Pickers in LeClaire, Iowa, a Beatles memorabilia exhibition, and a pipe organ concert by the world famous Ahreum Han at the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport. Of course, we’ll enjoy some Saturday evening entertainment and great food!

This two-day trip is all-inclusive with a night at the Best Western Steeple Gate Inn, deluxe motor coach with baggage handling, four meals, admissions and attractions, and all gratuities. Double occupancy is $475 per person for members ($500 for nonmembers); single occupancy is $500 for members ($525 for nonmembers). The registration deadline is April 1, 2017.

Download our brochure for more information and to register.


Indianapolis, Indiana
Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14

Step aboard the coach and let us treat you to a memorable, fun, and fascinating journey!

We'll experience history and culture at top speed as we visit this crossroads city that's home to the Indy500. Highlights will include the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo, the Benjamin Harrison Home & Gardens, and the Indiana History Center. We'll also enjoy a professional theater performance, a unique "mindtripping" show, and delicious regional dishes at several stand-out local restaurants.

This five-day trip is all-inclusive with a professional tour guide, four nights of accommodations at the Drury Inn (with a manager's happy hour reception), deluxe motor coach with baggage handling, admissions and attractions, twelve meals (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners), and all gratuities. Double occupancy is $1,200 for members ($1,300 for nonmembers); single occupancy is $1,455 for members ($1,555 for non members).

For 2017, we will begin a new partnership with First National Bank's First Friends Club. Both Historical Society members and First Friends Club members will receive the member discount on trips.
Download our brochure to find out more information and to register. Seats are limited, and registration is due by April 7, 2017.

Find our more about our Indianapolis trip and get registered!

More about our bus tours: 

Our Historical Bus Tours take participants to unique sites throughout the midwest each spring and fall. Join us as we travel to regional destinations, take in historic sites, eat delicious local specialties, and share our love for history and culture.

Recent trips have included Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Agawa Canyon, Ontario.

Send us an e-mail to join our bus tour mailing list.
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