French Heritage Museum 


Explore & Celebrate

the French involvement in the history of the Kankakee River Valley - the first explorers and missionaries, the coureurs de bois and fur traders, and the pioneer settlers from France, French Canada, and Belgium. 

Today, our French heritage continues to play a distinctive role in our community’s identity.

For more information, call Kankakee County Museum 815-932-5279 (Tuesday-Friday 10:00-4:00).

Hours: Saturday 1:00-4:00 pm

Closed January-March

165 North Indiana Avenue
Kankakee, IL 60901


National  Register of Historic Places:
Listed in 1979  as the Lemuel Milk Carriage House