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National Canal Museum

2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042-7120
+1 610-923-3548
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Nice Ride On the Canal

Took this mule driven canal boat ride and found it to be very informative and relaxing. The park is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
4051clm
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Really fun - great for families

Really varied. And lots of outdoor space for kids to run around. Great docents in the museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Supposing
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042-7120
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took this mule driven canal boat ride and found it to be very informative and relaxing. The park is beautiful for children and families.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really varied. And lots of outdoor space for kids to run around. Great docents in the museum. And boat ride on the canal was fun and instructive. Into to a former world.

Thank Supposing
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

This place was really nice especially if you like history. Not that big but very interesting. The boat ride was cool. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful in the fall.

Thank Brigit G
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

So many positives about this experience, talented blues musicians, interesting docent, hands-on museum, pleasant travellers, other entries will describe in greater detail, but one, large negative, the food!! This trip was a second one. On our first cruise, dinner was delightful. Last night the entree...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Trip back in time. Very educational and enjoyable. Well priced too. Museum and grounds great for a family outing.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

An enjoyable day trip from Philadelphia, the museum is dedicated to telling the story of the canal system in Northeastern Pennsylvania that enabled the coal and steel industries to power the industrial revolution. It is run by dedicated and very knowledgeable docents. The 45 minute,...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

The entire park is a family friendly place to visit. lots of outdoor activity for youngsters. We enjoyed the Dinner Cruise on the mule drawn canal boat. Authentic indeed! Staff resplendent in costumes of the day. The emcee was very well versed in the local...More

Thank Joel C
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

The museum is small but interesting and informative with lots of hands-on attractions for children. The volunteers working there were brimming with facts and anxious to answer questions or assistance.

Thank Mary8235
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Stopped here to rent some paddle boats on the canal and had a nice time. Staff very pleasant and helpful. They also were running the canal boat which we have done prior and is a nice relaxing ride where you also learn some historical facts...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful day at the National Canal Museum! I highly recommend this for all ages. zipline, play area, museum & boat ride! Steve the commentator for the canal boat ride was just wonderful- very fun and entertaining way to present interesting facts on this region...More

Thank deanna j
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Cynthia Z
September 16, 2017|
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Response from Joel C | Reviewed this property |
If you want the dinner cruise, I would recommend reserving.
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Cynthia Z
September 16, 2017|
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Canal boat tickets?
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