Notice to Visitors

Due to unforeseen construction on the Lehigh Canal by the City of Easton, we will be unable to run canal boat rides on the Josiah White II until further notice.

There is still plenty to do and see here at the National Canal Museum and Hugh Moore Park.

Click here for a list of activities

Canal History Blog

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Although fascinating, canal history remains one of the hidden stories of America's past. Yet canals were integral to the country's growth, providing the first long-distance "highways" that penetrated America's interior. Their importance was short-lived but came at a time when the United States was establishing itself as an industrial power. Without canals and their ability to transfer natural resources, manufactured products, and thousands of immigrants seeking a new life, America's transition from a farm-based economy to one based on heavy industry would have been delayed by several decades.