Isle a la Cache Museum
Open All Year 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville, Illinois
This facility, operated by the Forest Preserve District of Will County, is closed on Mondays. It is also closed on state holidays.
The annual Voyageur Rendezvous takes place the second weekend in June. In addition, the Museum staff offers a variety of special events from spring through autumn. Call the Museum for more information.
The exhibits focus on the Voyageur-American Indian contact period of the mid-1700s. There are hands-on displays for all visitors.
Restrooms; a canoe landing area along the DesPlaines River; picnic facilities; and a walking trail to the DesPlaines River.
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Open All Year
Open From March 1 To October 31 -- 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open From November 1 To February 28 -- 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
9800 S. 104th Ave., Willow Springs, Illinois
The site is closed on Thanksgiving Day, on Christmas Day, and on New Year's Day. The Schoolhouse, which houses the museum, is closed on Fridays.
The Schoolhouse, which is operated by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, has an active special events and regularly scheduled programs schedule throughout the year. Please call the Schoolhouse for more information.
The Schoolhouse has exhibits on local--Chicago region--mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and on the area's vegetation.
Port-o-John restrooms. Several hiking and walking trails begin at the Schoolhouse and lead throughout the Preserve's grounds.
Will County Historical Society Museum
Open All Year 1 to 4:30 p.m.
803 South State Street, Lockport, Illinois
The building, home of the Will County Historical Society, is closed mid-December to early January and on state holidays.
The Society schedules a variety of special programs, including the annual Will County Folk Art Festival (last Sunday in April), the Journey into the Past (during Lockport's Old Canal Days during the 3rd weekend in June), the annual Will County Pioneer Crafts Festival (1st Saturday in October), and Pioneer Christmas in early December.
The building was once the headquarters of the Illinois & Michigan Canal Commission, the public body which built the canal during the mid-19th century. The exhibits feature displays on the construction and history of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, the I&M Canal Commissioners, and social and political history of Will County. There are farm implements in an adjoining building. The Pioneer Settlement, also adjacent to the Museum and the I&M Canal, is a group of mid to late 19th century buildings from all over the county, dismantled and then reassembled on the site.
Public restrooms; a small sales facility.
Last updated: April 10, 2015