The Life and Times of Charlie Birger (Group Tour Only)

Charlie Birger and his Gang (Birger, far upper right)

Charlie Birger and his Gang (Birger, far upper right)

Charlie Birger was the biggest 1920s Gangster in Southern Illinois before Al Capone.  Visit locations such as the Saline Creek Pioneer Village and old jail, where legend says it held the gangster, passing by the location of Charlie Birger’s old house in Harrisburg. The tour will drive by the location of the Shady Rest Inn, hearing stories along the way with our guide and author, Jon Musgrave. Lunch will be at the famous Red Onion in Equality, or another fabulous establishment. Our last and final stop will be to witness the “Hanging of Charlie Birger” at the Franklin County Jail Museum in Benton. Enjoy the historic sights in Southern Illinois and making new friends.

Duration: 6 hours