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Before the railroads, canals were considered the best way to move goods and people.  The remains and restored sections of canals are available in many places, and you can also see working canals and locks at some of the places in our guide. Please tell us if we've missed something related to canals


 

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District of Columbia
Washington DC
C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center
1057 Thomas Jefferson Street
Washington DC  20007
Phone 
202 653-5190
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/choh/pphtml/print.html
Description Mule-drawn canal boat rides, Ranger led talks & walks, canal history
Type of Resource  Museum
Building Type  Canal
Owner/Operator:  NPS

 

  GA

  Augusta

  Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

  1450 Greene Street, Ste 400

  Augusta  GA  30901    

  Phone   706 823-0440

  Web Site  http://www.augustacanal.com/

  Description  industrial power canal still used for original purpose

  Type of Resource   Historic District

  Building Type   Canal

  Era  1845

  New or Updated: 8/13/2004

Illinois
Lockport
Illinois & Michigan Canal Museum
Address
Lockport IL
Phone
Web Site

Description
Type of Resource  Museum
Building Type  Canal

Illinois
Lockport
Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery
201 West 10th Street
Lockport IL 60441
Phone 815 838-7400
Web Site http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/lockport/
Alt Web http://www.willontheweb.com/museums.html
Description permanent exhibit: Illinois Passage: Connecting the Continent; rotating
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Arts
Building Type Canal
New or Updated: 07/01/2003

Illinois
Lockport
Will County Historical Society Museum
803 South State Street
Lockport IL 60441
Phone
815 838-5080
Web Site http://www.canalcor.org/WillCounty.html
Alt Web http://www.canalcor.org/WillCounty.html
Description former I&M Canal HQ, now holds museum and adjacent Pioneer settlement
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Village
Building Type Canal
Kind of Activity Living History
New or Updated: 06/30/2003

Illinois
Sheffield
Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
16006 875 E Street
RR2 Box 201
Sheffield IL  61361
Phone 
815 454-2328
Web Site http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/r1/hennpin.htm - Visitor
E-mail  mailto:R1Parks@dnrmail.state.il.us?subject=Hennepin_Canal_Question
Alt Web  http://www.bureaucounty-il.com/bchist.htm
Description  visitor center features story of Hennepin Canal, park along 104 mile linear park allows many outdoor activities
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Visitor Center
Building Type  Canal

 

 

  IN

  Delphi

  Wabash & Erie Canal Interpretive Center

  1030 N Washington St

  Delphi  IN  46923    

  Phone   765 564-6572

  Web Site  http://www.wabashanderiecanal.org/subpage/interpretive/generalinfo.html

  E-mail  mailto:mccain@carlnet.org

  Description  3 mile long stretch of rewatered canal with 60 exhibit museum, 7 mile trail system

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Canal

  Kind of Activity   Trails

  Industry /Profession Transportation

  Collection G-M  Models

  New or Updated:   1/6/2005

Indiana
Metamora
Whitewater Canal SHS
 
19083 Clayborn
 
Box 88
 
Metamora  IN  47030    
 
Phone  765 647-6512
 
Web Site  http://www.in.gov/ism/HistoricSites/WhitewaterCanal/PlanningVisit.asp
 
Description  horse drawn canal boat rides, operating water powered grist mill
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Building Type  Canal
 
Era      1840
 
New or Updated:  07/09/2003

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  KY

  Woodbury

  Green River Museum

  108 N Church Street

  Woodbury               KY           42288    

  Phone   270 526-6921

  Web Site  http://www.morgantownbutlerco.com/categorydetails.asp?ID=9&category=attractions

  Alt Web  http://www.thinkwestkentucky.com/historic/sites/butler.htm

  Description  museum in one time house of Superintendent of Lock & Dam # 4 on  Green River

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Canal

  Era  1912

  New or Updated:           10/14/2005

 
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