National Canal Museum September Programming and Expanded Schedule

Sep 1st, 2016Press Release from National Canal Museum & Hugh Moore Historical Park

EASTON (September 1, 2016) – The National Canal Museum, an affiliate of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor has expanded its regular museum season to include September. The museum will be open to the public from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm, with canal boat rides at noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm, from Wednesday through Sunday until October 2. This is the first time in three years that the museum will continue its summer schedule into the fall. Regular admission to the canal boat and museum is: $12 adults, $11 senior/military and $9 children.

September programming at the NCM includes:

September 10 – National Mule Day Activities and Mead Tasting Cruise

Special programming on mules and mule-themed crafts will be available with regular admission rom 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. From 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, visitors can partake in mead tasting with hors d’oeurves aboard the canal boat with Allentown’s, The Colony Meadery and Culinary Experts. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone (610) 923 – 3548 x221.

September 19 – International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Visitors will receive half off of the admission price for talking like a pirate when they purchase their tickets. Visitors who dress like a pirate will receive free admission. The canal boat crew, normally adorned in nineteenth century attire, will dress as pirates for the day and there will be pirate-themed crafts and activities at the museum.

September 24 – Smithsonian Museum Day Live

Visitors will receive free admission to the National Canal Museum and canal boat rides will be offered at the discounted price of $8 adults, $7 senior/military and $6 kids. Free tickets for the museum must be ordered online and presented to the cashier. Museum Day Live tickets will only be accepted on September 24.

Until October 2 – Dixie: Easton’s Cup of Health and Happiness Exhibit

Visitors can view this temporary exhibit until October 2. Access to this exhibit is included in regular admission pricing. Dixie: Easton’s Cup of Health and Happiness draws from advertisements, photographs,             video, and vintage cups from the museum’s collection as well as the Hugh Moore Collection at             Lafayette College’s Skillman Library. Visitors will see how Moore’s genius for marketing and innovation turned the paper cup into a versatile, pervasive part of American life.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that preserves historic pathway that carried coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia. Today, the D&L Trail connects people to nature, culture, communities, recreation and our industrial heritage.


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