National Great Rivers Museum to Reopen July First

Published June 23, 2020

East Alton, IL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the National Great Rivers Museum (NGRM) will reopen beginning Wednesday, July 1.

Health and safety standards at the NGRM is a priority and will follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as those from other regional and state public health authorities.

Tours will be limited to the back promenade starting at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors should maintain physical spacing, follow signage and floor marker directions and museum staff direction. The maximum allowable occupancy under the State of Illinois Phase 4 COVID-19 guidance is 50 visitors at any given time. Occupancy numbers will be tracked as visitors enter and/or leave the facility. The NGRM will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The National Great Rivers Museum is located off of River Heritage Parkway (IL Hwy 143) at #2 Lock & Dam Way, E. Alton, IL 62024, adjacent to Melvin Price Locks & Dam.

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Christopher Garcia

Release no. 20-045