National Canal Museum

2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 - United States




Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

The National Canal Museum explores the history of the Lehigh and Delaware Canals through fun, hands-on exhibits that bring 19th-century canal technology to life. Museum Day visitors can also experience a historic mule-drawn canal boat ride at the discounted rate of $5 (rides are at 12, 1, 2, and 3pm). The locktender's house will also be open for tours.


Though often overlooked, women played an important role in many of the region's iconic industries such as silk mills, Bethlehem Steel, and Dixie Cup. Our 2022 special exhibition, “Beyond Rosie and Rivets: Industrial Women of the D&L Corridor,” incorporates photographs, tools, uniforms, and other artifacts that celebrate the the stories of women whose work helped drive the industrial development of our region.

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