Ride the Canal Boat

National Canal Museum - Ride the Canal Boat

The Josiah White II canal boat rides are operating on weekends.  Reserve your place on the boat here.

Travel Back In Time

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, 1, 2, and 3PM.  Tours run rain or shine, except during thunderstorms or high winds.  The canal boat is wheelchair accessible.  To ensure the health, safety, and enjoyment of everyone, the boat rides have limited capacity and socially-distanced seating.  Online reservations are recommended, but walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows.  Masks are required while onboard.  

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
  • Family Pack (2 Adults & up to 3 Children): $39.00
  • Members: Free
Special Discounts

Group Rate (15 people or more)$2 off per person

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

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

Canal Boat Charter (Rental) Rates

The Josiah White II is a great venue for weddings, family parties, and celebrations of all kinds!  Details here.

Dinner Cruises

Take a one of a kind dinner cruise aboard the Josiah White II.  Information for 2021 coming soon.

Did you know that D&L Members can ride the boat and visit the National Canal Museum for free?

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