Lehigh Drive closed from 25th Street

Lehigh Drive is closed from 25th street so everyone must approach from Glendon Hill Road or Lehigh Drive from downtown (and keep an eye on our website for flooding updates – it’s been a wet start to the month!)

Schedule A Research Appointment

National Canal Museum - Schedule A Research Appointment

The Place For Canal Research

The Archives are open by appointment for personal and professional research.

Research appointments can be made Monday through Friday, 9:00-4:30pm based on the availability of our staff.

On-site research fees are $10 for up to 2 hours, with each additional hour at $5/hour.  DLNHC and Pennsylvania Canal Society Members receive up to 5 hours free per year; DLNHC Members at the Contributing level ($250) and above receive unlimited access.  More information about DLNHC membership can be found here.  Students with a valid ID may receive access without cost at the discretion of our staff.

For those unable to visit the Archives, our staff can conduct research at a fee of $50 (paid in advance) for up to one hour; $25 per hour thereafter. Research fees apply whether or not relevant information is found. Simple requests for general information may be answered without cost at the discretion of our staff.

Fill out the form below to submit your research request.

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  • Please describe your research project and how we can help you. If you know of specific collections that you are interested in, please list them.
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