We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument can be a quick but very worthwhile stop during your time in Alton. Pretty well maintained around the monument and inside the surrounding cemetery as well. It's a great location to reflect on the value of free speech. And bring...More
Been listening to several books and speeches by Lincoln so I wanted to visit Alton to see where Lovejoy had his paper and met his untimely death. We stopped and read the signs about Lovejoy. Glad we stopped to see the monument.
By visiting the monument you will be inspired at the heroism displayed by Elijah P. Lovejoy in the pursuit of free speech. When reading the story of Elijah and his untimely end, it will give you a sense of the turmoil embracing that period of...More
I'm doing a paper on the abolitionist movement and stopped by to take some pictures. The site was very well maintained and clean. It's important to remember martyrs like Lovejoy and continue his legacy.
Elijah P. Lovejoy died fighting against Slavary. He was born in Maine but as a young man moved to St. Louis, Missouri. He later moved to Alton, Illinois where he was murdered at the age of 34. He was an ordained Presbyterian minister and became...More
September and October are really the best months to visit this site with the trees changing colors, but any time of year makes this places cool. Located at the front of the Alton cemetery, this site is dedicated to the famously martyred journalist, Elijah P....More
The Lovejoy Monument is particularly interesting as is the story of Elijah P. Love joy' dedication to anti-slavery efforts. The monument sits amidst other local luminaries of history and ordinary folk who helped make Alton a remarkable industrial and agricultural area. For more information on...More
Always have like to take visitors to experience the unique Statue and show the that at the base is a round seating area that you have someone stand at the far side away from you, you whisper on one side into the seating area and...More