1908 Race Riot Walking Tour

This is a self-guided walking tour that remembers one of Springfield's darker moments, the Race Riot of 1908. 

Racial tensions turned to mob violence in Springfield on August 14, 1908, and within 48 hours seven people were dead, 40 homes were ruined, and 24 businesses were destroyed.

To begin your tour, stop by the Springfield Visitors Center (Lincoln-Herndon Law Office) at 1 South Old State Capitol Plaza for a map of the markers and more information.

109 N. 7th St. Springfield, Illinois 62701