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 one last Trolley Tour this Saturday before the weather goes completely into winter mode. The tours themselves are actually split into two different tours. The 1pm Brewery Tour will hit the sites of historic breweries in Quincy, which was a major center for beer brewing following the influx of German immigrants in the early-mid 1800s. The second Tavern tour at 3:30pm, where you'll hear stories of how taverns and saloons were instrumental to the success of Quincy.
You must be 21 or older to take the tour.. 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.
As of now, it's set to rain on Saturday morning, but that should clear by the time the afternoon tours start, and the temperatures will be in the mid-60s.