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National Canal Museum

2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042-7120
+1 610-923-3548
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No boat ride

It was okay tour around museum and outside. No boat ride canal dried up Good park for kids tree... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia R
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Fascinating!

Not sure what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. At the conclusion of my visit to the museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mario M
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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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  • Average8%
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  • Terrible1%
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2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042-7120
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was okay tour around museum and outside. No boat ride canal dried up Good park for kids tree fell down in front of entrance had to call employee to lead us in back way

Thank Patricia R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. At the conclusion of my visit to the museum, and a ride on a canal boat pulled by two mules along a towpath, all narrated by Steve, I came away with the knowledge of canals and...More

1  Thank Mario M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before we took the 45 minute cruise we watched an 8 minute video which was a good introduction to the canal etc in the past. Our guide on the cruise explained everything very clearly. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and conveyed a very clear appreciation...More

1  Thank jaipur08
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loaded with interactive history. This was not only historical interesting it was a beautiful setting and fun. Would definitely take a family and children of all ages.

Thank DearMsC
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun family activity, ride in the boat up the canal, rent paddle boats, and check out this neat museum on local history. Plenty of parking, nice folks

Thank Merl_Thomas
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We took the canal boat ride and visited the museum. The setting is beautiful, and the docents were very knowledgeable about the history of the canals and the industrial revolution as it related to the Easton area. The park has a playground for families with...More

1  Thank Susan46480
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Two mules (Hank and George) pulled us on a 45-minute purpose-built boat ride on a restored section of the Lehigh Canal, which originally ran from Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe) PA to Easton PA to carry anthracite coal to the Delaware River and thence to...More

1  Thank DHW49
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Took this mule driven canal boat ride and found it to be very informative and relaxing. The park is beautiful for children and families.

Thank 4051clm
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Really varied. And lots of outdoor space for kids to run around. Great docents in the museum. And boat ride on the canal was fun and instructive. Into to a former world.

Thank Supposing
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This place was really nice especially if you like history. Not that big but very interesting. The boat ride was cool. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful in the fall.

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