National Canal Museum - Events

Dinner and a Cruise

Dinner cruises aboard the Josiah White II are unique not only in the Lehigh Valley, but to the state of Pennsylvania. Each of our scheduled cruises has a different theme, with dinner and music reflecting an aspect of the theme. There is always an introduction to Lehigh Canal history before our main program gets underway.  Each cruise will include a lift lock experience in Lock 47 at the lower end of the canal in Hugh Moore Park.  You’ll experience how canal boats were lowered and raised in the old days as they traveled from one section of the canal to another.

The two-level, 20’x 50′ Josiah White II has room for up to 60 Dinner Cruise passengers. The boat is equipped with modern electric and sound systems as well as two bathrooms on the lower level, one being handicapped equipped. There is a lift for physically impaired people to access the lower level where the bathrooms are located.

We’ve added three Jams on the Josiah Cruises this year.  Start your weekend with mules and music! Navigate the Lehigh Canal aboard the Josiah White II canal boat while enjoying the sounds of Lehigh Valley musicians. Light refreshments will be served.  BYOB wine or beer (except wine cruise).

Dinner Cruises are not suitable for children under age 10


We have an exciting line up  of 2018 Dinner Cruises!

Click on each link to register
Cost:  $55 per person (10 % discount for members)

Saturday, June 30Coal Country Crooning — 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 14Canal Stories & Songs — 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 28 Celtic Culture Night — 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 11Caribbean Connections — 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 25Locks and Locomotives — 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 8 Jazz on the Josiah White II — 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 22Wine Tasting with Sand Castle Winery — 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6Oktoberfest — 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Jams on the Josiah Cruises

Friday, July 6 — 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, August 17 — 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 14 — 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

**D&L Members receive a 10% discount on Dinner Cruises. Join today!**

 Haunted Hugh Moore Park

Enjoy an evening of spookery in the park.  A special Halloween ride on the Josiah White II, a ghost walk to the locktender’s house, ghost stories, hay ride and lots of fun activities and snacks.

October 19, 20, 26, 27

  • Check-in Time: 6:00 pm
  • Canal Boat Ride: 6:30 pm sharp (begin boarding at 6:15)
  • Activities: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $20.00 — adults, children 3-15 — $15.00 (children 2 & under free)
    No strollers on the boat.
  • Reservations Required

Questions?  Contact Loretta Susen at or 610-923-3548 x221