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St. Helena III Canal Boat Rides

125 Tuscarawas St W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614-1044
+1 330-854-6835
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Nice and peaceful history lesson

Slowly travel the canal in an authentic canal boat pulled by huge horses while person in charge... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Beth P

My sisters and i were going to Canton and was looking for something to do so we went on the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Nancy P
Cleveland, Ohio
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Operated by the City of Canal Fulton and the Canal Fulton Heritage Society, the St. Helena III Canal Boat rides offer the public the chance to ride a replica cargo canal boat pulled by two work horses one mile south and back on the original Ohio & Erie Canal. The boat travels past the renovated McLaughlin Dry Dock and Lock 4. During the one hr ride, the crew steer with a rudder and poles while a historian on board provides facts and stories of life during Ohio’s canal era.
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21 Nov 2016
“Nice and peaceful history lesson”
28 Aug 2016
“Relaxing Boat Ride and Informative Tour / History Lesson”
125 Tuscarawas St W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614-1044
+1 330-854-6835
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Slowly travel the canal in an authentic canal boat pulled by huge horses while person in charge passes around pictures and items from years past.

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My sisters and i were going to Canton and was looking for something to do so we went on the internet and found this boat ride, a horse drawn boat pulled along the canal. You could not make reservations online unless it was a special...More

1  Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This little excursion exceeded our expectations. The boat ride was a full hour, with our guide providing narration and history of the Ohio Canal systems. The guide was very knowledgeable, and even played some period-themed music on his banjo and harmonica. He gave us the...More

Thank Hail2Mary
Reviewed 26 August 2016

very informative 1/2 hour documentary prior to the ride. the old man told stories on the boat and played banjo and harmonica. very entertaing.

Thank Bill_S259
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Relaxing and educational I would recommend this for all history buffs. The hour long tour doesn't go very far but is very relaxing. The guide tells of the development of the Ohio -Erie canal and it's effect on the local area and the state.

Thank MEA325
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were there in the rain. It is a covered boat so not a problem. The host on our boat was very informative of the area and the history of the canal. $8 gets you a nice scenic ride at 4 mile an hour down...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 30 July 2016

About a one hour very slow ride on a reproduction of a canal boat pulled by two horses. The narrator was knowledgably of both the area and canal boat operation. He was able to talk for the full hour without becoming boring or repeating himself....More

Thank rldonovan
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon their July festival for the 2:30 barge ride. The tour guide was very good and talked for 3/4 of the approximate hour trip. Then he played banjo and harmonica at the same time. Water was as smooth as glass...More

Thank corgidancer
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the canal boat ride. It was pulled by two horses, so we got the feel of how things used to be. The guide narrated thoughout the ride to tell us of the history of the town and the canal.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 4 July 2016

we had a fun time, at least i did because im a history buff, the kids were indifferent, they enjoyed the horses but became ancy with the slow canal boat. haha i tried to explain to them what a canal boat was, but they enjoyed...More

Thank ryanvictor1985
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Nancy W
What time are the boat rides?
26 July 2016|
Response from souperbev | Reviewed this property |
the rides for the public are at 1 pm and 2:30 pm.. they have special rides and group reservatiions
Patti C
who built latest version of St. Helena III?
30 November 2015|
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Response from cecustard | Reviewed this property |
I researched what I could on the net, with no luck.I do recall the historian aboard the boat-ride having that information,but I don't remember it. I think if you called the museum,city or anyone who was affiliated with the... More