Interested in learning more about Elgin’s history while
biking, walking, running, or simply sitting at a computer?
Elgin Heritage Commission’s local cell phone tour and corresponding audio files
provided on this webpage, you can learn about 29 historic points of local
interest! Many sites are along the bike path between National Street and
Trout Park. Additional sites are in downtown Elgin, Wing Park, Lords Park
and Channing Park. Here on this webpage as well as at the
designated site marked by a sign, you will hear a one - two minute
recording which provides historical details about the site.
The Heritage Commission invites
you to take a look at the map below and click on the audio link or to visit the
actual site to learn more about the city’s rich history. We hope that you
will enjoy learning something new about the “old”
In addition to listening online or visiting the site, you
can also call 847-686-4390. A greeting will prompt you to enter the
number identified on the sign or webpage, followed by the pound (#) sign.