National Canal Museum

2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd.
Easton, PA 18042- Map It
Phone: (610) 923-3548

AAA Editor Notes

National Canal Museum, in Hugh Moore Park at 2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd., contains interactive exhibits about the history and technology of Pennsylvania's 19th-century canals. Artifacts, photos and documents housed in the Emrick Center museum building reveal how the canals and the coal transported on them contributed to the Industrial Revolution. The mule-drawn canal boat Josiah White II operates a 45-minute trip on a restored section of the Lehigh Canal. The canal's towpath allows foot and bicycle access to the park's working locks and 19th-century industrial ruins. During summer weekends an 1890s lock tender's house is staffed by a costumed interpreter. The park offers picnic tables, a children's playground, and bicycle, paddleboat and canoe rentals. Picnicking is permitted.
(includes boat tour) $12; $11 (senior citizens); $9 (ages 3-15).
Hours: Park daily dawn-dusk. Museum Wed.-Sun. 11:30-4:30, first Sat. in June-Oct. 31. Boat tours depart on the hour noon-3. Phone ahead to confirm schedule and holiday closures.