I&M Canal Mule Pulled Boat Tour
Take a journey back in time aboard “The Volunteer”
I&M Canal State Trail- Lock 14 Access
Take a journey back in time aboard “The Volunteer,” mule-pulled 1840s replica canal boat, as it coasts gently up and down the I&M Canal.
Every trip begins with “Mule Tending 101” as our period dressed guides introduce the passengers to their intrepid canal mules. The tour guide regales everyone with tales of the canal while the deck hand guides the boat a mile up the canal to the Little Vermillion aqueduct and back. Afterwards visit with the mules, check out the silhouettes & explore the I & M Canal State Trail.
Add Ons available:
Add a box lunch and enjoy a picnic along the historic I&M Canal State Trail.
Learn more about life on the canal with our illustrated book "Passage to Chicago: Traveling the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1860"
Commemorate your tour with a T-Shirt or Keychain
For Family or Group rates, please call (815)220-1848 ext 1848
To help with Social Distancing we have changed the boat's capacity from 70 passengers to 35 passengers
and require face coverings when social distancing is not possible
- I&M Canal Keychain $4.95
- Passage to Chicago: Traveling the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1860 $18.95