Plan Your Visit

The Chicago Portage National Heritage Site is located at:

S Harlem Ave, south of 47th St, Lyons, IL 60402

Open: year round, dawn to dusk

Nearby Public Transportation

  • CTA 62 Archer Bus
  • PACE 307 Harlem Bus
  • METRA BNSF Line
  • The site is also accessible via the Salt Creek Trail System on bike or foot. 

The Chicago Portage National Historic Site is one of only two National Historic Sites in Illinois. Interpretative tours and volunteer work days hosted by Friends of the Chicago Portage are temporality postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions but will resume at the appropriate time. Check for updates at Friends of the Chicago Portage. Additional outdoor activities are available nearby such as the Salt Creek Trail System.