Explore the I & M Canal National Heritage Area’s 35th with the New Anniversary Passport

Collect Passport Stamps to Win Prizes!

How to Participate

Passports may be picked up for free at any of the passport stop locations or participating Illinois Tourism Offices and Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureaus.
There is no fee to participate in the passport program. Passport participants can visit as many stops as they wish, one stop or all of them.

The passport program begins August 23, 2019 and ends August 23, 2020.

THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED to August 23, 2021!

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I & M Canal National Heritage Area 35th Anniversary Passport Stop Locations

1 McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum • 376 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
2 Canal Origins Park • 2701 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60608
3 Chicago Maritime Museum • 1200 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60609
4 National Museum of Mexican Art • 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL 60608
5 DuSable Museum of African American History • 740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago, IL 60637
6 Pullman National Monument • 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, IL 60620
7 Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • 19800 Willow Springs Rd., Willow Springs, IL 60480
8 St. James at Sag Bridge • 10600 S. Archer Ave., Lemont, IL 60439
9 Old Stone Church & Lemont Area Historical Society • 306 Lemont St., Lemont, IL 60439
10 Historic Downtown Lemont • 112 Stephen St., Lemont, IL 60439
11 Isle la a Cache Museum • 501 E. Romeo Rd., Romeoville, IL 60446
12 Will County Historical Museum & Research Center • 803 S. State St., Lockport, IL 60441
13 The Gaylord Building • 200 W. 8th St., Lockport, IL 60441
14 Illinois State Museum, Lockport Gallery • 201 W. 10th St., Lockport, IL 62706
15 Historic Downtown Lockport • 201 West 10th St., Lockport, IL 62706
16 Joliet Area Historical Museum • 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432
17 Joliet Architecture & Art Walking Tour Self-Guided Tour • Joliet, IL 60432
18 Intersection of Rt 66 & Lincoln Hwy • Cass Street & Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432
19 Old Joliet Prison • 1125 Collins St., Joliet, IL 60432
20 Four Rivers Environmental Education Center • 25055 W. Walnut Lane, Channahon, IL 60410
21 USDA Forest Service-Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie • 30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481
22 Carbon Hill School Museum • 875 N. Second St., Carbon Hill, IL 60416
23 Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area • 15010 N. Jugtown Rd., Morris, IL 60450
24 Historic Downtown Morris • Liberty St. & Illinois Ave., Morris, IL 60450
25 Grundy County Historical Museum • 510 W. Illinois Ave., Morris, IL 60450
26 Seneca Area Heritage Museum/Hogan Grain Elevator • 431 N. Main St., Seneca, IL 61360
27 Reddick Mansion • 100 W. Lafayette St., Ottawa, IL 61350
28 First Lincoln Douglas Debate Site • 1028 LaSalle St., Ottawa, IL 61350
29 LaSalle County Historical Society • 101 E. Canal St., North Utica, IL 61373
30 Illinois Waterway Visitor Center • 950 N. 27th Rd., Ottawa, IL 61350
31 I & M Canal Boat • Route 351 & I&M Canal, LaSalle, IL 61301
32 Hegeler Carus Mansion • 1307 7th St., LaSalle, IL 61301
33 Historic Downtown • LaSalle 754 1st St., LaSalle, IL 61301
34 I & M Canal Visitor Center • 754 1st St., LaSalle, IL 61301
35 Westclox Museum • 350 5th St., Peru, IL 61354

How to Collect Stamps

Visit a passport stop to receive a stamp in your passport booklet. Stamps can be collected from August 23, 2019 to August 23, 2020.

There is no purchase necessary to receive passport stamps at the passport stops.

How to Win Prizes

Participants turn in their stamped passports to the Canal Corridor Association at 754 First Street, LaSalle, Illinois 61301 to receive prizes.

There are two levels of participation prizes for collecting passport stamps. The prizes are cumulative. For example, if you collect all 35 stamps you will receive both prizes.

Collect 20 Stamps – Level I

  • One book “Passage to Chicago: A Journey on the Illinois & Michigan Canal in the Year 1860” by illustrator and historian Tom Willcockson
  • One Grab & Go one-hour bike ride coupon
  • Two entries into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes

Collect 35 Stamps – Level II

  • One Limited Edition I & M Canal National Heritage Area 35th Anniversary Passport T-shirt
  • One $10 Dining Certificate for Lock 16 Café
  • Three Entries into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes  

GRAND PRIZE: One winner will receive a private party for up to 70 people on “The Volunteer” the I & M Canal National Heritage Area Mule-Pulled Boat.

To view the passport participation sweepstakes rules click here.

Passport Program Questions?

Visit passport FAQ page first, where you will find answers to most commonly asked passport questions.
Contact the Canal Corridor Association via phone (815) 220-1848 or email Lock16@iandmcanal.org