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National Canal Museum - Ride the Josiah White II Canal Boat
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Canal Boat

Ride the Josiah White II Canal Boat

The 48-ton Josiah White II canal boat plies the waters of old Section 8 of the Lehigh Canal in Hugh Moore Park. Our trained and authentically-dressed crew interprets the story of the anthracite canals and the people who worked and lived on them. Our two mules – Hank and George – tow the boat on a leisurely trip from the National Canal Museum to the Locktender’s House and back.

Canal boat tours are 45 minutes long and leave the dock at 12 noon, 1, 2 and 3 pm.  Tours run rain or shine, except during thunderstorms or high winds.  The canal boat is limited to 25 passengers and is wheelchair accessible.

General Admission

(Includes canal boat ride and National Canal Museum admission):

  • Adults: $12.00
  • Seniors: $11.00
  • Children (3-15): $9.00
  • Children under 3: Free
  • D&L Members: Free

Blue Star Museums: Free admission for active military families (with ID)

Museums for All: Free admission for SNAP benefit recipients (with EBT card)

Reserve seats here with a $2.00 deposit per person.  The balance is due at our Welcome Center upon arrival.  Deposits will be refunded for D&L members (and others who receive free admission) and if a boat ride is cancelled due to inclement weather.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your reserved ride to allow time to check-in.

If you are a group of 15 or more, please contact Loretta at 610-923-3548 x221.


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