Gaylord Building News & Announcements:

Dinner & Lecture – Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Join Gavin Van Horn, author of The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds for a presentation and Q&A about how animals can help us rethink and re-story urban areas.  Tickets are $30 available at Eventbrite.



Enter a world where history was made. Here, more than 170 years ago, The Gaylord Building played a major role in the creation of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, the final link in America’s great water highway system of the 19th century. This handsome canal-side building, made of local limestone that was unearthed while digging the canal, is a vivid link to the past.

Today The Gaylord Building is a gateway to the I&M Canal National Heritage Area. Explore the building’s exhibits, enjoy a meal in the Public Landing Restaurant, visit Gallery Seven, experience Lincoln Landing, or relax with a stroll or bike ride along the scenic canal trail.

Group tours for all ages are available during regular hours of site operation. Call 815-838-9400 to schedule your tour, today!