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Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum

. Description:  Museum at beginning of Canal trail. One of two  facilities in Lockport at the beginning of the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor.  A visit here should be part of a tour of the canal corridor, or at least in conjunction with a visit of the I&M Canal Visitor Center run by the state and the National Trust at 200 W 8th St.
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How to find: 
Address:
803 S State St  (Pioneer Settlement 100 W Ninth St)
Lockport, IL 60441

Parent Organization:
Will County Historical Society
Contacts
Phone 815 838-5080
URL
National Park Service
   www.nps.gov/ilmi/  
Canal  Corridor Association
http://www.canalcor.org/WillCounty.html
Will County Historical Society
http://www.willcountyhistory.org/
Hours:
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 Pioneer Settlement open May-Oct 1 - 4:30 1 - 4:30 1 - 4:30 1 - 4:30 1 - 4:30 1 - 4:30 1 - 4:30
Season museum closed mid-Dec to early Jan, closed state holidays
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As of APR 2007 unable to update information     free?    
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What kind of visit you can have:  The main museum was the headquarters of the I&M Canal Commission, which built the canal, exhibits focus on canal and local history.  The settlement is a group of buildings relocated to the site from around the county.
Big Events: Will County Folk Art Festival (Apr); Old Canal Days (Jun); Pioneer Crafts Festival (Sep) Suggested Stay:
Period mid 1800s-early 1900s Type of Site  Building collection
Buildings:   Log cabin, jail, blacksmith shop, tinsmith shop, workshop, railroad station, school, smokehouse, settlement house, farmhouse
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Andrews Manor B&B 116 South Kankakee Street
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815-476-1055
Fox & Hounds B&B 201 Jackson Street
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630-553-1369
Gilbert Gaylord House I 1542 Plainfield Road
Oswego IL 60543
630-554-1865
Harrison House B&B 26 North Eagle Street
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630-420-1117
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Berkeley IL 60163
708-449-2107
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630-406-8182
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Best Local Information:
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Chicago Parent Sep 2001   http://www.hannahhayes.com/ChiPar.htm
Will on the web   http://www.willontheweb.com/museums.html
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