Events

Oct
27
Fri
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

Haunted Boat Ride

Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A Halloween adventure filled with legend, mystery and horror!

Come to the I&M Canal Boat for a 1-hour ghostly, spooky mule-pulled canal boat adventure.

This guided haunted canal boat tour is fun for all ages!

As dusk falls on the I&M Canal, climb aboard the boat I&M Canal Boat, the Volunteer, for a special boat tour where you’ll hear the legend of canal mule-tender and western hero Wild Bill Hickok & Irish legends from around the area.

Drinks & snacks will boat sold by the Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center before the boat ride.

Tickets: Adult/Senior $10.

Kids (16 & under): $8

Children (3 & under): Free

The Haunted Boat Tour is Fridays & Saturdays 5pm ONLY!

This is a unique adventure and an unforgettable experience! Fun for all ages. Drinks & snacks sold at Lock 14 near the boat dock. Advanced reservations are recommended since space is limited. Call 815-220-1848 or CLICK HERE for boat schedule and reservations.

Oct
28
Sat
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

Haunted Boat Ride

Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A Halloween adventure filled with legend, mystery and horror!

Come to the I&M Canal Boat for a 1-hour ghostly, spooky mule-pulled canal boat adventure.

This guided haunted canal boat tour is fun for all ages!

As dusk falls on the I&M Canal, climb aboard the boat I&M Canal Boat, the Volunteer, for a special boat tour where you’ll hear the legend of canal mule-tender and western hero Wild Bill Hickok & Irish legends from around the area.

Drinks & snacks will boat sold by the Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center before the boat ride.

Tickets: Adult/Senior $10.

Kids (16 & under): $8

Children (3 & under): Free

The Haunted Boat Tour is Fridays & Saturdays 5pm ONLY!

This is a unique adventure and an unforgettable experience! Fun for all ages. Drinks & snacks sold at Lock 14 near the boat dock. Advanced reservations are recommended since space is limited. Call 815-220-1848 or CLICK HERE for boat schedule and reservations.

Oct
29
Sun
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

Haunted Boat Ride

Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A Halloween adventure filled with legend, mystery and horror!

Come to the I&M Canal Boat for a 1-hour ghostly, spooky mule-pulled canal boat adventure.

This guided haunted canal boat tour is fun for all ages!

As dusk falls on the I&M Canal, climb aboard the boat I&M Canal Boat, the Volunteer, for a special boat tour where you’ll hear the legend of canal mule-tender and western hero Wild Bill Hickok & Irish legends from around the area.

Drinks & snacks will boat sold by the Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center before the boat ride.

Tickets: Adult/Senior $10.

Kids (16 & under): $8

Children (3 & under): Free

The Haunted Boat Tour is Fridays & Saturdays 5pm ONLY!

This is a unique adventure and an unforgettable experience! Fun for all ages. Drinks & snacks sold at Lock 14 near the boat dock. Advanced reservations are recommended since space is limited. Call 815-220-1848 or CLICK HERE for boat schedule and reservations.

Nov
30
Thu
2017

Dinner & A Little History: Illinois Trail Markers

Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Trail Marker Trees as well as the Marker Trees in general, were part of an extensive land and water navigation system in our country that already was in place long before the arrival of the first European settlers. While the Native American’s had a widespread trail system in place, the Trail Marker Trees served as exit signs off of these land and water routes bringing them to areas of specific interest and then directing them back to the main route, much like the exit signs off of our major interstates today. The state of Illinois is where much of the earliest research and documentation of Trail Marker Trees began, as early as 1836.

Dennis Downes has given over 150 lectures on the Trail Marker Tree System at museums, libraries, historical societies, and community centers across the country, as well as in the United Kingdom and Canada. Downes’ research on the Native American Marker Trees has been ongoing for nearly three decades, taking him to countless ancient Native American sites.

Drinks start at 5:30, Dinner at 6. The lecture begins at 7.
$24 for CCA members / $29 for non-members. $7 for just lecture.
Call to reserve your spots today! (815) 220-1848 ext. 1838.

Dec
2
Sat
2017

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Breakfast with Santa is back at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center in Downtown LaSalle! Bring the children for a fun filled Holiday event at Lock 16, they will enjoy breakfast & picking out gifts while meeting Mr & Mrs Claus!

Reservations required.

Dec
7
Thu
2017

Christmas Tea

Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock 16 Café sipping a variety of tasty teas and sampling delectable tea sandwiches, scones, sweet treats, and more. Each tea has a different theme.

Reservations required.

Dec
8
Fri
2017

Christmas Tea

Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock 16 Café sipping a variety of tasty teas and sampling delectable tea sandwiches, scones, sweet treats, and more. Each tea has a different theme.

Reservations required.

Buy Tickets Here!