National Canal Museum

About the National Canal Museum

National Canal Museum - About

Learn About America’s Canal Age

The National Canal Museum is dedicated to telling the story of America’s historic towpath canals. The museum occupies the first floor of the Elaine and Peter Emrick Technology Center in beautiful Hugh Moore Park, a 520-acre City of Easton park nestled between the Lehigh Canal and Lehigh River.

The National Canal Museum interprets the history and culture of canals as well as the science and technology behind their building, through exhibits and hands-on activities. Children and adults can harness a mule, steer a canal boat, and engage in activities that help them learn how canals were built.

The museum has an outstanding collection of scale model canal boats and tools used in the boat-building business. There is also a water table where visitors young and old can build their own canal system, and exhibits interpreting canal life and canal-related industries.

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Hours of Operation:   Subject to change

June 15 through October 2, 2016:
Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission (includes canal boat ride and Canal Museum):   Subject to change

Adults: $12
Seniors and members of the military: $11
Children (3-15): $9
Children under 3: Free

Canal boat tours are 45 minutes long and leave the dock at 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Group Rates (15 or more):   Subject to change

Adults: $10
Seniors and members of the military: $9
Children (3-15): $7
Children under 3: Free