National Canal Museum - Events

Mothers’ Day Cruise

One-hour cruise, light brunch and mimosas.

Sunday, May 13, 2018
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$25 per person (10% discount for members)

 Founder’s Day Celebration

Come and help the D&L celebrate our 30th Anniversary at the National Canal Museum.  Special activities, local vendor booths, games, music, and rides on the Josiah White II and National Canal Museum.

Saturday, June 2, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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.

Dinner Cruises are not suitable for children under age 10


We have an exciting line up  of 2018 Dinner Cruises!

(Registration information will be posted soon.  Please check back)

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 25 — Locks 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 22 — Wine Tasting with Sand Castle Winery — 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6 — Oktoberfest — 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