Affiliate of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Ride the canal boat Take a lazy ride along the Lehigh Canal in Pennsylvania’s only mule-drawn canal boat.
Auditory Canal:

Conch Shell

Posted Monday, May 11, 2015

On the Lehigh Canal and around the world, shells like this one ended up as much more than the home of a marine snail! Listen to the audio to learn how conch shells were used for signaling to other boats and locktenders — and how they are still used today on the Josiah White II, the National Canal Museum’s own mule-drawn canal boat!

Come ride on the Lehigh Canal!

Located in historic Easton, Pennsylvania, the National Canal Museum features the state’s only mule-drawn canal boat ride. It’s also the only museum in the country dedicated to telling the story of America’s historic towpath canals! Learn more

Hours and admission

June 4 to June 12: Saturday & Sunday only. June 15 through Oct. 2, 2016: Wednesday through Sunday; 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last canal boat ride leaves at 3 p.m.

Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for children 3 years and up, and includes the National Canal Museum and a ride on the Josiah White II canal boat. See more details


The National Canal Museum is located in Hugh Moore Park, easily accessible via Route 22 and 25th Street in Easton, PA. See maps and detailed directions

Explore Easton, PA

Visit nearby attractions, including the Crayola Experience and the Sigal Museum. Learn more