Take yourself back in time to an era highlighted by canoes to steamships, from horses to canal boats — where would modern society be without appreciating yesterday’s modes of transportation. To celebrate the early manmade waterways and the 1850’s way of life, come to Canal Park any weekend from May 13 through Labor Day. Narrated 40 minute cruises are offered to the public on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Also of special interest is the 1/8th scale model canal boat on display every afternoon in the Wabash and Erie Canal Center’s Grand Lobby.
On weekends come prepared to take a boat ride; or visit with Mr. Case in his fully restored 1844 home; or enjoy the national award winning Canal Museum’s dozen action filled galleries. These three Individual indoor or outdoor venues are priced separately, or the “combo ticket” for Boat ride/Case House/Canal Museum allows added value to your historical experiences. Purchase tickets at the Reception Desk – credit cards welcome.
Free admission is offered to observe various craftsmen in Pioneer Village buildings and you may purchase their wares, or wonder around Canal Park’s many venues. STEP BACK IN HISTORY at Canal Park, a dozen blocks north of the Courthouse Square on Washington Street in Delphi. There is always something for all ages to enjoy doing or learning. The towpath trails along the canal provide the earliest mode of transportation: Walking! The trails are also ideal for biking. Bring your own bikes. Come camp in our modern RV Park.
Check the website www.wabashanderiecanal.org or 765-564-2870
SOURCE: News release from Wabash & Erie Canal Association