The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation [Missouri Preservation] is hosting a road trip down the El Camino Real on Saturday, October 26, with someone else doing the driving.
The bus trip will follow the route down Highway 61, “The King’s Highway,” featured in the book Historic Missouri Roadsides by Missouri Preservation executive director Bill Hart.
The cost is $100 and all proceeds benefit Missouri Preservation.
Admission includes entry into a Ste. Genevieve historic site and lunch at the Pie Safe Cafe and Bakery in Pocahontas.
The tour will leave at 8 a.m. from the commuter lot at Interstate 55 and Main Street in Imperial (mile marker 186).
Towns to be seen along the way include: Kimmswick, Barnhart, Pevely, Herculaneum, Festus, Crystal City, Bloomsdale, Ste. Genevieve, Perryville, Uniontown, Old Appleton, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Charleston and New Madrid.
Other stops may be made along the way, time permitting.
The trip ends in New Madrid, and the bus will return to Imperial by approximately 7 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased throough the Missouri Preservation website, missouripreservation.regfox.com.
(Information from Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation.)