The American Queen
For the last couple of years Riverboats have been regularly docking at the Chester riverfront. The American Queen, the Queen of the Mississippi, American Duchess and the America are all scheduled again for summer 2018. (See docking dates below.) Tours are arranged through the City of Chester Recreation Department with the help of local volunteer tour guides which escort passengers to explore the city, shop, enjoy the Popeye & Friends Character Trail, Riverboat Market and learn about the history of our area.
Docking Dates 2018: (subject to change on short notice)
Saturday, July 28 / American Queen / Arrival 8:00 am / Depart 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 29 / American Duchess / Arrival 8:00 am / Depart 5:00 pm
Tues. & Wed., August 14 & 15 / America / Arrival 8:00 pm on 14th / Depart Noon on 15th
Saturday, September 1 / American Queen / Arrival 8:00 am / Depart 1:00 pm
Thursday, September 20 / Queen of Mississippi / Arrival 5:00 am / Depart 1:30 pm
Tuesday, September 25 / American Queen / Arrival 8:00 am / Depart 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 4 / Queen of Mississippi / Arrival 5:00 am / Depart 1:30 pm
2019 Tentative Schedule:
Tues. & Wed., August 13 & 14 / America / Arrival 8:00 pm on 13th / Depart Noon on 14th
Thursday, September 19 / Queen of Mississippi / Arrival 5:00 am / Depart 1:30 pm
Thursday, October 3 / Queen of Mississippi / Arrival 5:00 am / Depart 1:30 pm
The City of Chester Beautification/Tourism Commission and Parks & Recreation Department is now offering passengers the opportunity to purchase a variety of wonderful art and hand crafted items, as well as farmer’s market items, at the “Riverboat Market” The “Riverboat Market” is only held on days that the riverboats are scheduled to dock and will be set up at the Chester Square Gazebo Park (Intersection of State Street and Opdyke Street). All exhibitors must register by the deadline and be accepted by the Riverboat Market Committee. If interested in appearing at the “Riverboat Market” please click on the following links to learn more. Keep in mind riverboat stops are subject to change quickly. Contact Patti at 618-826-1430 to check on stops.