Live Like a Local – National Canal Museum & Canal Boat Ride in Easton, PA
Video released on: October 8, 2014
Hello, and welcome to this episode of “Live Like a Local.” Today we’re in Easton at Hugh Moore Park at the National Canal Museum, and we’ll be taking a canal boat ride. Let’s get out on the water.
After 15 years at Two Rivers Landing in Center Square in Easton, the National Canal Museum has relocated to its Emrick Center building in Hugh Moore Park, home to its industrial roots.
This new and improved family-friendly and fun canal center features simple machines used in development of civil engineering. It has hands-on canal focused exhibits plus other artifacts describing the transportation system of the 1800s.
The Josiah White II is Pennsylvania’s only mule-drawn canal boat, and it cruises Section 8 of the Lehigh Canal during the summer. The authentically-dressed crew will tell you the story of the canals and the people who lived and worked on them. The mules, George and Hank, tow you on a 40-minute trip through serene scenery to the Locktender’s house and Guard Lock #8.
Now let’s sit back and take a minute to take all of this in.
That’s how close the Lehigh river is to your tour.
The canal museum and canal tours showcase the environment and location along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor that helped to shape not only Lehigh Valley, but the United States of America as well.
By combining the museum and the tour, the story of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is more sharply focused. It digs deeper and is now next to the canal and in the context Hugh Moore Park, one of the first industrial sites in America and a crucible of the Industrial Revolution.
Thank you for watching this episode of “Live Like a Local.” We hope you come down to the National Canal Museum in Eastern Pennsylvania. Get out on the canal.