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, Moe & Larry. The tour regales everyone with tales of the canal while the deck hand, mule tender & boat captain guide the boat one mile up the canal to the Little Vermillion aqueduct and back in 60 minutes. Check the calendar to see available dates and times.
Add Ons available:
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 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
- I&M Canal Keychain $4.95
- Passage to Chicago: Traveling the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1860 $18.95
- I&M Canal Boat Logo Drawstring Back Pack $3.99
- Walk or Ride the Canal Drawstring Back pack $3.99