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August 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013 to Thursday, August 01, 2013 at Canal Boat
Canal Boat Ride Closed
The Canal Boat Ride for Thursday, August 1, will be closed due to inclement weather. Rides will resume on Friday, August 2 at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm.
Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Heritage Walk at Hugh Moore Park
Hugh Moore Historical Park and Museums will sponsor a heritage walk on Sunday afternoon, August 18th.   The Lehigh Navigation will be presented by Charles Derr, Park Ranger Retired, Hugh Moore Park.  The walk will begin at the Emrick Technology Center at 1:30 PM. In case of inclement weather the walk is cancelled. Heritage walks are free and open to the public.

To reach Hugh Moore Park from I-78, follow signs for Route 611 north 1.3 miles; turn left at end of bridge onto Larry Holmes Drive; turn left (1 block) onto Lehigh Drive; go 2 miles and turn left onto bridge into Hugh Moore Park. From Route 22, take 25th Street 2 miles south. For more information call the National Canal Museum at 610-991-0503.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Noon - 5pm
Kids Day

Meet the Mule, find out his new name, get your picture taken, ride the Canal Boat, explore our Museum and take a Heritage Walk.

Kids ride the boat for free!

Schedule of Activities

Canal Boat Rides 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm
Museum Tours
Canoe, Paddle Boat and Kayak Rentals
Hugh Moore Park Self-Guided Tours
Heritage Walks
Children’s Activities
Face Painting by Miss Tonya
Canal Games – Hoop Races, Conch Calling
Pin the Tail on Hank
Arts & Crafts

1:15 PM Name the Mule Announcement

1:30 PM Guided Heritage Walk

Learn how Easton became the crossroads of America's industry in the 19th century.

  • See rare canal artifacts.
  • Visit the Buehler Room to view beautiful antique and modern furniture--including Knoll prototypes--and the 26-ton steam engine that powered the plant.
  • Museum admission and canal boat ride combined in one ticket.
  • Or relax on the porch and enjoy the scenery!

The National Canal Museum is the only museum in the country dedicated to telling the story of America’s historic towpath canals. The museum features hands-on exhibits that educate and entertain parents and children alike.

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