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Tour Historical Quincy Taverns on a Trolley

There’s an old joke around Quincy that there’s a bar or a church on every corner. This weekend, you’ll be able to find out the historical basis for that joke. Now, I don’t know what the Venn diagram of history nerds and beer aficionados would look like, but anyone who falls in that cross-section is going to have a fun time on Saturday Afternoon.

The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County is hosting their final Summer Trolley Tour this Saturday. The tour guides will discuss saloon and tavern lore from Quincy’s early days in the 1800s to the booze resurgence post-Prohibition and into World War II.

You must be 21 or older to take the tour, which makes sense. Get your tickets in advance as the tours tend to sell out (especially this one). You can call the History Museum at 222-1835 to secure tickets for $25 each, or visit their website for more information. Katie Kraushaar of the Quincy Public Library spoke with me about the tour during this morning’s Arts Beat segment. Listen below.

According to Arts Quincy, it’s just a three hour tour, and as of now, it should be a beautiful sunny day on Saturday. We’ll let you know if the weather starts getting rough. We don’t want the trolley to get tossed. Luckily the tours are staffed by a fearless crew, and I doubt the trolley would get lost.

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