The Gaylord Building

About The Gaylord Building

The Gaylord Building played a vital role in one of the great enterprises of the 19th century: the Illinois & Michigan Canal. A landmark since 1838, its many tenants and uses exemplify the canal's commercial success as the key to mastery of the American mid-continent. This handsome limestone warehouse originally stored canal construction materials and later housed a variety of commercial ventures. Today it is a national example of adaptive re-use and serves as a gateway to the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. Guests can explore the heritage of the region in the exhibition galleries, and dine in the renowned Public Landing Restaurant.

The Gaylord Building is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Leadership is provided by a local Advisory Council, which advises the National Trust on issues related to the canal landmark. The site is professionally managed with the assistance of a corps of dedicated volunteers.

Contact Us:
200 W. 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
Phone (815) 838-9400
Fax (815) 838-9449
info@gaylordbuilding.org

Exhibition Gallery:
Monday thru Friday
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday
11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Group Tours:
By appointment
Call: (815) 838-9400

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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