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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

 

 

Canals - Pennsylvania -- ZZ (Internet)

 
  Canal Pages:  AL-INMD, NY, OH-OR, PA-ZZ  

 

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Pennsylvania
Cresson

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Address
Phone
Web Site 
www.traveldog.com
Description
Type of Resource 
Museum
Building Type
Canal
Collection A-F Dogs
 

  Easton

  Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

  1 South Third St, 8th Fl

  Easton  PA 18042    

  Phone   610 923-3548

  Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/dele/

  Description  5 counties with sites recounting canal & rail transport, ethnic communities

  Type of Resource   Historic District

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Building Type   Canal

  New or Updated:  8/9/2004
 

  Pennsylvania

  Easton

  National Canal Museum

  30 Centre Square

  Hugh Moore Park

  Easton  PA   18042    

  Phone  610 559-6622

  Alt Phone   610 515-8000

  Web Site http://www.canals.org/

  E-mail   mailto:ncm@canals.org

  Alt Web www.canal.org/

  Description  interactive exhibits on canal life, pilot a model boat through a lock

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Building Type  Canal

  Collection A-F  Dogs

  Research   Archives

  Era  1800-1850

  Owner/Operator:  Hugh Moore Historical Park and Museums

  New or Updated:  1/15/2007

National Canal Museum
30 Centre Square
Hugh Moore Park

Easton PA 
18042
Phone 
610 559-6613
Alt Phone 
610 515-8000
Web Site
www.canal.org/
E-mail 
mailto:ncm@canals.org
Description 
interactive exhibits on canal life, pilot a model boat through a lock
Type of Resource 
Museum
Building Type 
Canal
Collection A-F  Dogs

Research/Reading 
Archives
Era

1800-1850

  Pennsylvania
 
Gallitzin
 
Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS
  
110 Federal Park Rd
 
Gallitzin  PA
 
Phone   814 886-6150
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/alpo/
 
Description  site of canal-to tram railway- to canal transit over the Allegheny Mountains
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type   Canal
 
Collection A-F Dogs
 
New or Updated:    2/7/2004

Media
Schuylkill Canal Association

400 Towpath

Media PA  
19063
Phone 
610 917-0021
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
History Related Organization
Building Type 
Canal

  PA
 
Oaks
 
Schuylkill Canal Assn
 
400 Towpath
 
PO Box 966
 
Oaks    PA   19456    
  Phone   610 917-0021
 
Web Site  http://www.schuylkillcanal.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:schuylkillcanal@mindspring.com
 
Description  waterway & towpath
 
Type of Resource   History Related Organization
 
Primary Focus  Preservation
 
Building Type   Canal
 
New or Updated:     4/23/2004

  Washington
Seattle
Hiram H Chittenden Locks
3015 NW 54th Street
Seattle WA 98107
Phone
206 789-2622
Alt Phone
206 783-7059
Web Site www.nws.usace.army.mil/opdiv/lwsc/index.html
E-mail mailto:craig.m.lykins@usace.army.mil
Description working locks on Lake Washington Canal offers visitor center with history and operation of the canal
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Type Canal
Kind of Activity Visitor Center
Owner/Operator: US Army Corps of Engineers
Last changed: 03/08/2003

 

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