Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail

15 Jackson St. Ext.
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870- Map It
Phone: (252) 537-2769

AAA Editor Notes

Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail is at 15 Jackson St. Ext. Completed in 1823, the canal was constructed to facilitate transportation on the Roanoke River; an aqueduct and locks regulated the water level. The museum features exhibits relating to the canal's development, 19th-century life along the canal and the region's wildlife. The 7.5-mile trail offers opportunities for hikes and observation of native plants and animals. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$4; free (ages 0-8). Guided tour $2; free (ages 0-4).
Hours: Museum open Tues.-Sat. 10-4; closed major holidays. Trail open daily dawn-dusk. Guided tours require a minimum of 10 people. Allow 30 minutes minimum.