Historic Stone House Walking Tour

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Little White School Museum

72 Polk St

Oswego, IL 60543

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May is National Historic Preservation Month!

Join the Historic Preservation Commission on an educational walking tour of the village’s historic stone houses to celebrate historic preservation in Oswego! Many of Oswego’s stone houses are some of the oldest structures found in the village, most of them built between the 1840s and the 1860s, and each with its own unique architectural style and history.

The Historic Stone House Walking Tour will provide a unique opportunity to learn about these historic structures through a brief video screening at the Little White School Museum followed by a guided walking tour of five nearby stone houses and including opportunities to enter a few of the homes and listen to stories and lessons from the property owners themselves.

This tour is perfect for Oswego residents that currently live in historic homes and are interested in preservation and restoration, history and architecture enthusiasts, and preservation students and professionals.

This event is free but registration is required and space is very limited. Please review the FAQs below before registering for the event. We look forward to seeing you there!



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Is this event ADA accessible?

The Little White School Museum is ADA accessible, and the sidewalks should all have accessible ramps, however some homes may not have accessible entrances/ramps.

Will a trolley be provided for transportation between tour stops?

No, a trolley will not be provided. This is a walking tour; participants may drive themselves from place to place if needed.

Is there a Participant Waiver & Release of Liability form requirement?

Yes, a waiver is required to participate in this event. They will be available at the Little White School Museum on the day of the event or at Village Hall upon request.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

If the participant is a minor (under 18 years of age), the minor participant’s parent or legal guardian is required to sign a waiver form prior to the event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Little White School Museum is the starting point for this event, participants are welcome to walk, bike, or drive to the location. Parking should be available at the Little White School or on nearby streets.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions may be directed to Natalie Zine, Community Development Planner, at 630-551-2332 or nzine@oswegoil.org.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please print out your ticket and bring it with you to the event.

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Oswego, IL 60543

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