June 6 to August 30: Wednesday to Sunday, 11:30-4:30 pm
September: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 11:30-4:30
October: Saturdays and Sundays 11:30-4:30 only through October 11th
** Canal Boat Rides at Noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm each day the Museum is open.
Children (3-15): $9
Children under 3: Free
Our museum staff and volunteers diligently worked to reorganize and renovate in preparation for the grand re-opening of the National Canal Museum earlier this summer! The exhibitions have been reworked to provide visitors with material and information in more comprehensive, accessible, and fun ways. If you haven’t yet visited the National Canal Museum in Hugh Moore Park, this is the perfect opportunity to do so.
The spacious Emrick Center provides a well-mapped home for the exhibits, and its historical location in Hugh Moore Park (the former site of Glendon Ironworks) only adds to its unique learning opportunities. Only a short walk from the Locktender’s house and garden, visitors can take a leisurely stroll down the D&L Trail: Museum Spur and get a first-hand look at the history discussed in the National Canal Museum. Visitors to the museum will find history coming to life around them here in Hugh Moore Park, making the National Canal Museum a must-see stop in the Lehigh Valley.
Visitors can even take a part of the museum home with them! Our volunteers, especially Ms. Sonja Pin, Ms. Esther Tews, and Ms. Gerry Tocchini have worked hard to redo the Museum gift shop, which will now feature the work of local artists and craftsmen. Researchers and readers can find histories that will take them even deeper into study of the era of the Industrial Revolution, while art enthusiasts will surely be attracted to the charming prints depicting life on the canal.