National Canal Museum Opening
The National Canal Museum will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday, July 11, with our new exhibit
Where Creativity Flows: Two Centuries of Art Inspired by our Canal
Safety protocols include:
~ All visitors must wear masks and use social distancing
~ Limit of 25 visitors at one time
~ Touchless transactions with credit/debit card are encouraged over cash
Canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and bikes can be rented during Museum hours.
The Josiah White II canal boat will remain closed until further notice.
Take a Trip Back To America’s Age of Canals
Easton’s Hugh Moore Park is a picturesque extension of the City of Easton where America’s golden age of canals is on full display. With more than two miles of restored Lehigh Canal, a canal boat attraction unlike any other in Pennsylvania and the rest of the Northeast, and one of the country’s largest canal heritage museums, the 520-acre park nestled between the Lehigh Canal and Lehigh River is a throwback to the years when mules pulling canal boats on narrow towpaths was a common sight in much of the United States east of the Mississippi River.
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor interprets this fascinating period of American history in the park through tours of the National Canal Museum and rides on the 110-passenger Josiah White II canal boat (June-October). Explore our fun, hands-on exhibits highlighting 19th century canal life and technology.
Daily hours of the National Canal Museum are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday: July 11 through October 4; Saturday & Sunday only: October 10 to December 20.
Josiah White II canal boat rides remain closed until further notice.
New improvements to Hugh Moore Park have made it a destination that families do not want to miss! A new playground, bike skills course, dog park and multi-use path await you. You can also rent bikes, canoes, paddleboats, and kayaks to explore the park from the Welcome Center.
Take time to explore the information on this website and get directions before you visit.
Blog post by: Martha Capwell Fox, Historian and Archives Coordinator
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