Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Lemont
Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Meet at the Lemont Area Historical Society
306 Lemont St
CASH or CHECK to be collected at the beginning of tour.
Tour limited to 15 people.
You and your guide will walk through Lemont's original downtown area. On your tour you will learn about the colorful history of the buildings and people of Lemont and the unique role the town played in the building of the Chicago area. Tour highlights include one of the best preserved sections of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, remains of an old quarry, one of the oldest train stations still in operation in Illinois, and some of the most scenic topography in Cook County. Historical Photos will be shown to give a visual image of what the town looked like in the 1900’s. Modern day attractions include charming small-town eateries as well as antique and specialty shops.
Tour Length: Approximately 1 hour ~ Maximum of 3/4 mile
Tour Difficulty: Moderately easy walking. Most of the route is on level ground. However, due to the topography of the town, part of the tour involves one flight of steps at two locations and crosses one pair of railroad tracks.