Ride the Canal Boat

National Canal Museum - Ride the Canal Boat

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.

Please note: Canal boat rides will resume in June 2019 after the winter hiatus.

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.

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
Group Rates

(15 people or more):

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Seniors: $9.00
  • Children (3-15): $7.00
  • Children under 3: Free
Canal Boat Charter (Rental) Rates

The Josiah White II is a great venue for weddings, family parties, and celebrations of all kinds!
Call: (610) 923 – 3548 x221 to book your charter!

  • One Hour – $450.00
  • Two Hours – $725.00
  • Two and a Half Hours (incl. lock experience) – $900.00
Dinner Cruises

Take a one of a kind dinner cruise aboard the Josiah White II.  Details here.

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

Click here to become a D&L Member Today!