We are the Lockport Locks Heritage District, and we offer the premier Erie Canal experience on the New York State Canal System. Begin your visit to Lockport, NY at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, immediately adjacent to restored Canal Street, located on the north side of the Lockport Locks. 

The Locks Heritage District features the Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks, which date back to the 19th Century Enlarged Erie Canal Era. Visitors can enjoy the self-guided Riley's Way walking tour and the Locks District Museum, open daily during the Erie Canal season from 8 am - 5 pm. 

We offer docent-led tours of the Flight of Five, an engineering marvel of its day: the staircase set of five locks that enabled boats to 'sail uphill' over the formidable Niagara Escarpment, along with several other biking or walking tours within the Locks District.


On Saturdays between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, from June through September, come watch our volunteer Fight of Five Lock Tenders manually operate the historic locks, and even have your chance to push the 1-ton balance beams that open the wooden Lock Gates! 

Saturday visitors also enjoy the Lockport Community Farmer’s Market on Canal Street, which operates from 9 am – 2 pm.

About Us


Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks

Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks

Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks

Erie Canal Locks 67 through 71 constitute the “Flight of Five” – the largest intact section of the historic Erie Canal still remaining. The reconstruction of Lock 68 was completed in 2019, which will be operational for 2020, along with Locks 69 & 70. 


Locks District Museum

Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks

Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks

Learn about the two generations of Erie Canal that operate today in Lockport, and  the changes in technology from the era of the Enlarged Erie Canal Locks to the Erie Barge Canal Locks,

The Museum is located in the Lockport Locks and is open during the canal season daily from 8 am - 5 pm.


Locks District Tours

Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks

Locks District Tours

Visitors can take either the self-guided Riley's Way walking tour, which features 16 landmark signs located at both street level and within the Lockport Locks, or one of a number of other Locks District tours.

Thank you to the people and businesses who allow us to grow.

Here you will find the businesses and community organizations that generously enable us to fulfill our mission.

Thank you to our great team of volunteers that allow us to make the Locks District the vibrant, world class Erie Canal heritage destination that it has become.  

Here you will find the amazing community members who donate their time so we can all witness the marvel of the Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks.  

Contact Us

Lockport Locks Heritage District Corporation

One Locks Plaza Lockport, New York 14094

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