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Joliet Iron Works Tour

Event information

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 or older.

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

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The concrete ruins of an old steel mill. Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

Which city carried the nickname “City of Steel and Stone?” Joliet’s once-thriving industrial plant rivaled Pittsburgh’s steel power. Explore the stone foundations that are more than 100 years old. An interpretive naturalist will share the fascinating stories of the men and machines who worked at the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site.

Two sessions will be offered:

  • Session 1: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Session 2: 5-6:30 p.m.

Event requirements

Registration required by Tuesday, July 23: 815-722-9301.


Paved walkways are accessible on this 1-mile tour. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.