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 Riley's Way Walking Tour and the Locks District Museum, both available daily during the Erie Canal season from 8 am - 5 pm. New for 2019 is the Flight of Five Reconstruction Tour, a docent-led 'behind the scenes' tour of the engineering marvel of its day: the staircase set of five locks that enabled boats to 'sail uphill' over the formidable Niagara Escarpment.  

On Saturdays from June 8 – September 28 between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, join our volunteer 

Fight of Five Lock Tenders to manually 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 (lockportcommunitymarket.com and facebook.com/lockportcommunitymarket).

About Us

Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks


 Erie Canal Locks 67 – 71 constitute the “Flight of Five” – the largest intact section of the historic Erie Canal still remaining. Work continues throughout the 2019 season to reconstruct Lock 68, which will be operational for 2020, along with               Locks 69 & 70. 

Locks District Museum


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



Visitors can take advantage of either the   self-guided walking tour, “Riley’s Way”, which features 14 landmark four-color porcelain enamel signs located at both street level and within the Lockport Locks, or the new Flight of Five Reconstruction Tour.

Our Partners


Thank you to the people who allow us to grow.

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

our sponsors

Thank you to the people who volunteer their time.

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. 

Our Volunteers

Contact Us

Lockport Locks Heritage District Corporation

One Locks Plaza Lockport, New York 14094

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