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National Canal Museum

2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042-7120
+1 610-923-3548
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Great place to spend a few hours on a nice day

This popped up in a local paper's "things to do this weekend" so we thought we'd give it a try... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
New Jersey
Wonderful Experience

I have lived in the Lehigh Valley for 20 years and am sorry it took so long to visit this fabulous... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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Visit the only museum that tells the story of America's coal-carrying canals and how they ignited America's Industrial Revolution. Experience hands-on educational exhibitions, extensive historical archives & collections, and the historic locktender's house and garden. You can also take a ride on Pennsylvania's only mule-drawn canal boat ride.
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042-7120
+1 610-923-3548
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This popped up in a local paper's "things to do this weekend" so we thought we'd give it a try. Definitely not on the beaten path but located in a very lovely park (Hugh Moore Park). It helps to have a GPS! The admission to...More

1  Thank MaggsMNewJersey
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I have lived in the Lehigh Valley for 20 years and am sorry it took so long to visit this fabulous park and museum. It is a hidden gem. The tour guide on the canal ride was well-spoken and knowledgeable. We love trips where we...More

Thank DLFamily216
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Within Hugh Moore Park, the Canal Museum offers rides on an actual canal boat. Admission to both the museum and the boat costs $12/adult, but you can take your time and do everything you want. The boat ride lasts almost an hour, and it is...More

2  Thank Pferdina
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Friday mid-afternoon. Very friendly staff. There is a nice video summary but since the area is not blocked off it can be hard to hear the audio. The boat ride is great. You learn a lot about the history, the operation...More

Thank grrprr
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with my Uncle to enjoy the walk and the scenery. Despite the fact that the creek was almost dried up, no rides available nor the mules, I really enjoyed the walk! It's a family-friendly park with huge playground for the kids to have...More

2  Thank ShahieJaffar
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a great trip for a school or a family interested in local history!! The canal boat ride was a favorite among the students. I particularly loved the museum.

Thank reba611
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A leisurely ride down the canal with a tour guide who was entertaining. Pretty park & a great thing for a family to do together.

Thank Viki G
Reviewed 14 February 2017

So interesting, great history. Liked Gift Shop. Parking great. Moravian Book Store in Historic Bethlehem has canal books too.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visited this museum with 3 kids (2, 7, 9) and all of them had fun. Little one because she liked playground outside and mules, oldest enjoyed all day there. A ride on canal boat pulled by mules was something what impressed them. Big plus...More

1  Thank Silvia M
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Far away from the screaming machines and people, this venue offers a snail's pace ride. Our sons found it entertaining and were able to recall lots of facts later. They were unaware of heating with coal, transporting via the boat and later the train which...More

1  Thank padocent2016
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Cynthia Z
16 September 2017|
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Response from Joel C | Reviewed this property |
If you want the dinner cruise, I would recommend reserving.
Cynthia Z
16 September 2017|
Response from Cynthia Z |
Canal boat tickets?