Will County Heritage Village Open Air Museum

Will County Heritage Village Open Air Museum The Heritage Village is a collection of 19th century original buildings saved from demolition.
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Happy New Year!  We are looking forward to another great year at the Will County Heritage Village Open Air Museum. Remem...
01/01/2024

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to another great year at the Will County Heritage Village Open Air Museum. Remember that the grounds are open for visitors, and our QR codes are available for anyone to scan.

Thank you to all of our Will County veterans. We shall always remember you.
11/11/2023

Thank you to all of our Will County veterans. We shall always remember you.

Our Halloween event has been moved to the Museum. Bring the kids for candy (while supplies last) and our Looking for Lin...
10/14/2023

Our Halloween event has been moved to the Museum. Bring the kids for candy (while supplies last) and our Looking for Lincoln scavenger hunt game. Starting at 11:00.

803 South State Street, Lockport

Come out and celebrate Halloween with History!  Bring the kids out to explore our 19th century village with a scavenger ...
09/24/2023

Come out and celebrate Halloween with History! Bring the kids out to explore our 19th century village with a scavenger hunt, candy, and great music by the Tall Paul Band. We will also have some items from our museum for sale.

09/23/2023

The Tall Paul Band at the Heritage Village

We're off and running at our first Junk in the Trunk sale. Come on down and seek your treasures.
09/23/2023

We're off and running at our first Junk in the Trunk sale. Come on down and seek your treasures.

Come out today for some great gifts, history, and music!
09/23/2023

Come out today for some great gifts, history, and music!

Are you looking to do a bit of home repair, but don't know where to start? Check out the tool room this   at the Will Co...
09/20/2023

Are you looking to do a bit of home repair, but don't know where to start? Check out the tool room this at the Will County Historical Museum to see our tool collection and get those creative juices flowing.

Also, don't forget that this Saturday is our Junk in the Trunk and Craft Fair at the Will County Heritage Village from 10:00-5:00. All buildings will be open to tour.

09/14/2023
If you would like to participate in our inaugural Junk in the Trunk/Craft Fair to help benefit the Will County Historica...
08/13/2023

If you would like to participate in our inaugural Junk in the Trunk/Craft Fair to help benefit the Will County Historical Museum, please let us know and help spread the word!

It's a cool, dry day here at the Heritage Village. Come out and see us from 12:00-4:00.
08/06/2023

It's a cool, dry day here at the Heritage Village. Come out and see us from 12:00-4:00.

Rainy days are nothing new for us. If you want to stave off those rainy day blues, come in and see us today at the Will ...
08/05/2023

Rainy days are nothing new for us. If you want to stave off those rainy day blues, come in and see us today at the Will County Historical Museum. The Heritage Village will be open tomorrow.

Come along on this tour of the Illinois and Michigan Canal with your guide being Sandy Vasko, Director of the Will Count...
07/17/2023

Come along on this tour of the Illinois and Michigan Canal with your guide being Sandy Vasko, Director of the Will County Historical Museum.

The Heritage Village is open this weekend from 12:00-4:00 on both days.If you are looking for somewhere to have a picnic...
07/01/2023

The Heritage Village is open this weekend from 12:00-4:00 on both days.

If you are looking for somewhere to have a picnic, consider visiting the beautiful grounds of the Heritage Village and scan our building QR codes to learn their history.

If you come out to Lockport Canal Days, stop by the Will County Heritage Village and cool off in the shade while enjoyin...
06/10/2023

If you come out to Lockport Canal Days, stop by the Will County Heritage Village and cool off in the shade while enjoying some will County history.

Thank You to all of our service members who gave everything to keep our nation free.
05/29/2023

Thank You to all of our service members who gave everything to keep our nation free.

Please honor and remember those from Will County and beyond who have sacrificed everything for our nation.
05/28/2023

Please honor and remember those from Will County and beyond who have sacrificed everything for our nation.

Thank you to everyone that came out and supported our 4th annual A Walk Thru Time living history timeline. We had a grea...
05/22/2023

Thank you to everyone that came out and supported our 4th annual A Walk Thru Time living history timeline. We had a great amount of reenactors camped out with great weather on both days. And while the public didn't show up in droves, those that came fully enjoyed the wonderful history that was provided by our event.

Come out and see us for another beautiful day at A Walk Thru Time.
05/21/2023

Come out and see us for another beautiful day at A Walk Thru Time.

A little luck o' the Irish was found here at the Heritage Village by Timothy Marcus as we have started setting up for ou...
05/19/2023

A little luck o' the Irish was found here at the Heritage Village by Timothy Marcus as we have started setting up for our event.

If you missed the radio spot this morning with Scott Slocum talking about the A Walk Thru Time event at the Heritage Vil...
05/16/2023

If you missed the radio spot this morning with Scott Slocum talking about the A Walk Thru Time event at the Heritage Village this weekend, you can listen to it here.

Experience what life was like from the Roman Empire thru WWII and more this weekend in Lockport.

Heritage Village Supervisor Brian Conroy will be on the radio Tuesday morning at 6:42 with Scott Slocum on 1340 WJOL to ...
05/15/2023

Heritage Village Supervisor Brian Conroy will be on the radio Tuesday morning at 6:42 with Scott Slocum on 1340 WJOL to talk about our timeline event this coming weekend.

If you didn't make it to the Heritage Village yesterday, we'll be here again today from 12:00-4:00. And don't forget abo...
05/07/2023

If you didn't make it to the Heritage Village yesterday, we'll be here again today from 12:00-4:00. And don't forget about our A Walk Thru Time living history timeline event in a few weeks.

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Come visit the Heritage Village during our first weekend being open for the s...
05/04/2023

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come visit the Heritage Village during our first weekend being open for the season from 12:00-4:00. And while you are there, enjoy the Grand Opening of our new exhibit on NRG energy in the Visitor's Center.

Check out our upcoming events at the Heritage Village.
03/21/2023

Check out our upcoming events at the Heritage Village.

The Heritage Village is very peaceful and beautiful in winter.
02/03/2023

The Heritage Village is very peaceful and beautiful in winter.

2023 has started to be planned out at the Heritage Village.  Invitations have been sent out to participants to attend ou...
01/30/2023

2023 has started to be planned out at the Heritage Village. Invitations have been sent out to participants to attend our 4th annual A Walk Thru Time living history timeline event to be held on May 20-21. We hope to see everyone come and visit the Heritage Village and see not only our great assortment of reenactors, but our original buildings as well.

There are still leaves on the trees to enjoy a visit at the Heritage Village.
10/30/2022

There are still leaves on the trees to enjoy a visit at the Heritage Village.

It was a fun day of animal visits today at the Heritage Village. First was our returning friend Tressa the Blue and Gold...
09/04/2022

It was a fun day of animal visits today at the Heritage Village. First was our returning friend Tressa the Blue and Gold Macaw. Then it was our new friends Bailey the Beagle/Border Collie, and J***s, who is 20 years old but still moving around slowly.

The museum will be closed this weekend, but we're still around. Come visit us at the Heritage Village (249 W. 2nd Street...
09/02/2022

The museum will be closed this weekend, but we're still around. Come visit us at the Heritage Village (249 W. 2nd Street) from 12:00-4:00 on Saturday and Sunday. We don't have any fall colors yet, but it's getting close.

Address

249 West 2nd Street
Lockport, IL
60441

Opening Hours

Saturday 12pm - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

+18158385080

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