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National Canal Museum

2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042-7120
+1 610-923-3548
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Relax & Learn

So interesting, great history. Liked Gift Shop. Parking great. Moravian Book Store in Historic... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Sue C
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Lopatcong, New Jersey, United States
Educational and fun experience

I visited this museum with 3 kids (2, 7, 9) and all of them had fun. Little one because she liked... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Silvia M
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New York City, New York
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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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  • Average9%
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2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042-7120
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

So interesting, great history. Liked Gift Shop. Parking great. Moravian Book Store in Historic Bethlehem has canal books too.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visited this museum with 3 kids (2, 7, 9) and all of them had fun. Little one because she liked playground outside and mules, oldest enjoyed all day there. A ride on canal boat pulled by mules was something what impressed them. Big plus...More

1  Thank Silvia M
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Far away from the screaming machines and people, this venue offers a snail's pace ride. Our sons found it entertaining and were able to recall lots of facts later. They were unaware of heating with coal, transporting via the boat and later the train which...More

1  Thank padocent2016
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went during the end of summer. You take a ride on a canal boat pulled by mules. This was the way they carried the coal on the canals. The guide was very informative and answered all your questions. The workers dress in period of time...More

1  Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 27 September 2016

You get on a barge that is moved through the canal by mules! The presentation is very informative. I learned about the history of canals, canal families, products that were carried on the barge, how the canal was built and more. The museum is small,...More

Thank Anneenp
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Visited the museum and took the canal boat ride. Definitely worth a visit. You must take the boat ride, as you get a lot of information and history from the guide on the boat. The museum is small. The docent provided good information. Great for...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Did the canal ride and visited the museum. They really bring you back to a time when family was everything.

Thank roseC4659UY
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

4 adults visited this today and we had a great time. We enjoyed the museum even though we were there when it was downtown several years ago. We really liked the canal boat ride and the docent. Learned a lot from the docent and feel...More

Thank AntonioManzenetta
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We visited on a day that was extremely hot and sunny, which made the visit a bit less enjoyable because part of the reason for the visit is outdoors. We enjoyed the tour of the museum, which is child-friendly with several hands-on exhibits (which adults...More

Thank traveler47NJ
Reviewed 24 August 2016

As a retired teacher, I tend to look at things from an educators point of view. Loved the boat ride, one of our group had gone more than once and said she learns something new every time. Our tour guide made it interesting and fun....More

Thank San W
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