The Delaware and Hudson Canal was America's first million dollar private enterprise. Constructed between 1815-28 to transport Pennsylvania coal to NYC, this early transportation endeavor fueled the industrial revolution in the US and contributed to the development of NYC. The Canal Museum has a working lock model, dioramas and many canal era artifacts and documents on display. The Canal Museum also maintains the National Historic Landmark Five Locks Walk.
Open Saturdays and Sundays May-October, 10 AM - 4:30 PM.