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Address: 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042
Phone Number: +1 610-923-3548
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Visit the only museum that tells the story of America's coal-carrying...

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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Nice place to take your family, a cute little park, lots of nice little trails along the canal, great for a picnic or bike ride.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Clinton, New Jersey
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Clinton, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to take your family, a cute little park, lots of nice little trails along the canal, great for a picnic or bike ride.

Thank Sunnygrl1972
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The history here is quite amazing, but it will not hold the interest of young kids. I wouldn't make a special trip for this, but if you are in the area it's worth a visit. The narration during the mule-drawn canal boat ride was very informative and interesting.

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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was hugely informative and rich in history, both local and on a larger scale. Buffs of history and the industrial revolution will get a lot of out of this place, which has three key components; The lockkeeper's house, the canal museum and the canal ride itself. The admission is very reasonable and well worth it. A few caveats: I... More 

Thank Christopher M
Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Before I begin the review I wanted to mention that they offer a AAA ticket discount. We loved this attraction. We spent about 45 minutes in the museum. Our 10 year old really enjoyed the interactive exhibits. We did the boat ride which is just under an our. Our guide was great and kept us all engaged the entire ride.... More 

Thank DayRay35
Easton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Not very engaging. Interesting facts, but dullsville. Period costuming adds a touch but still suffers from high interest factor.

Thank JonaBoll
Easton, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a good visit. The staff are friendly and it is a picturesque location. The canal boat ride is worth the admission price. The docents present a thorough look at canal life on the Lehigh coal and navigation. This was a critical link in the development of the United States as a whole. I would budget a half day... More 

Thank whiskey3pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It is an ok boat ride but the river side view is better you don't need to take the boat trip it's ok.

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Take this fantastic 40-minute ride on the Lehigh Canal aboard the Josiah White II. This canal boat pulled by a team of mules is a leisure ride alongside the Delaware River. The guides are very knowledgeable and give a great history lesson for people of all ages. The Museum is a wonderful addition to this attraction. There are many hands-on... More 

Thank Hollie W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

My family and I stopped by for the canal boat tour and museum in the afternoon on a Friday. The tour was really lovely. We enjoyed a 40min causal boat ride with a tour guide full of interesting details about the canal's history. I'd recommend this tour and museum for all ages. The museum is hands on and I think... More 

Thank emmyster
easton pa
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful visit to Hugh Moore Park. It is so quiet and peaceful. It is well kept and lots to do with the museum and the canal boat ride.

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