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May 2019

Ottawa Toll House Tour

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 27, 2019

Ottawa Toll House, 1221 Columbus St.
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
Free

Visit the only remaining toll house on the Illinois & Michigan Canal See a lifesize canal barge and enter the toll house furnished as it may have been in 1850. Get an understanding of the significance of the Canal to the growth of our young republic, emigration of pioneer settlers and growth of the Mid-west, Chicago, LaSalle County and the City of Ottawa. See how the locks raised and lowered boats with no electricity, pumps or other power.

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