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Joliet Iron Works Tour

Event information

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-886-1467

Location: Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

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Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

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

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Oct. 6: 815-886-1467.


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.