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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Will County Historical Museum and Research Center

Will County Historical Museum and Research Center

803 S. State Street
Lockport, IL 60441
Fax: 815-838-4547
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Explore the rich history of Will County at the former headquarters of the I&M Canal (a National Historic Landmark), built in 1836. Tour our Victorian Doctor's office, vault, and 19th century Heritage Village, as well as our research facilities to help you find your own piece of the past. Join us throughout the year for Lockport Canal Days, ghost tours, and much more to help keep the past alive. Check out our website and follow us on Facebook.

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Note: Some map locations are approximate. Please call the venue at 815-838-5080 for exact directions.

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