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The 48-ton Josiah White II canal boat plies the waters of old Section 8 of the Lehigh Canal in Hugh Moore Park. Our trained and authentically-dressed crew interprets the story of the anthracite canals and the people who worked and lived on them. Our two mules – Hank and George – tow the boat on a leisurely trip from the National Canal Museum to the Locktender’s House and back.
Canal boat tours are 45 minutes long. Tours run rain or shine, except during thunderstorms or high winds. To ensure the health, safety, and enjoyment of everyone, the boat rides have limited capacity and socially-distanced seating. Masks are required while onboard. Reservations are strongly recommended (click button below). Walk-ins may be accommodated if space allows.
(Includes canal boat ride and National Canal Museum admission):
The National Canal Museum also participates in Blue Star Museums, offering free entry to active military families (with ID), and Museums for All, which provides free admission for SNAP recipients with a valid EBT Card (up to four individuals).
Reserve seats here. Payment due at our Welcome Center upon arrival. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to help keep the boat on schedule.
If you are a group of 15 or more, please contact Loretta at 610-923-3548 x221.
It’s only with your generosity that we can keep bringing the region’s important history and stories to life.