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National Canal Museum

2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042-7120
+1 610-923-3548
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Dinner Disappointing

So many positives about this experience, talented blues musicians, interesting docent, hands-on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bangor, Maine

Trip back in time. Very educational and enjoyable. Well priced too. Museum and grounds great for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Easton, 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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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042-7120
+1 610-923-3548
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So many positives about this experience, talented blues musicians, interesting docent, hands-on museum, pleasant travellers, other entries will describe in greater detail, but one, large negative, the food!! This trip was a second one. On our first cruise, dinner was delightful. Last night the entree...More

Thank padocent2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trip back in time. Very educational and enjoyable. Well priced too. Museum and grounds great for a family outing.

Thank v1227f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An enjoyable day trip from Philadelphia, the museum is dedicated to telling the story of the canal system in Northeastern Pennsylvania that enabled the coal and steel industries to power the industrial revolution. It is run by dedicated and very knowledgeable docents. The 45 minute,...More

Thank Callinan
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The entire park is a family friendly place to visit. lots of outdoor activity for youngsters. We enjoyed the Dinner Cruise on the mule drawn canal boat. Authentic indeed! Staff resplendent in costumes of the day. The emcee was very well versed in the local...More

Thank Joel C
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The museum is small but interesting and informative with lots of hands-on attractions for children. The volunteers working there were brimming with facts and anxious to answer questions or assistance.

Thank Mary8235
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Stopped here to rent some paddle boats on the canal and had a nice time. Staff very pleasant and helpful. They also were running the canal boat which we have done prior and is a nice relaxing ride where you also learn some historical facts...More

Thank LVPADad
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful day at the National Canal Museum! I highly recommend this for all ages. zipline, play area, museum & boat ride! Steve the commentator for the canal boat ride was just wonderful- very fun and entertaining way to present interesting facts on this region...More

Thank deanna j
Reviewed 6 August 2017

It was a nice way to spend some time after having a great boat ride down the canal. The museum volunteers are very helpful and knowledgeable too. Lots of hands on exhibits for the kids. It is a beautiful area, the park has plenty to...More

Thank ccteach615
Reviewed 16 July 2017

It is a National Heritage Area, I enjoy outings where you can learn while having fun. The museum has so many hands on activities,which is great for children. The tour guide on the canal ride was very knowledgeable.

Thank E M
Reviewed 11 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
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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?