Home of the Historic Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks


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 offers weekly live demonstrations of the rehabilitated Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks every Saturday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, as we lock through the Erie Traveler, our replica Durham-style wooden boat. Please feel free to check back often as our site is growing. Here you will find information regarding our organization and the work that we do. Learn more about our partner program, Locks District Tours, and our newly renovated Locks District Museum. 

About Us

Flight of Five Demonstrations


Our Locks Demonstrations are performed on Saturdays beginning Memorial Day Weekend from 10:30am-1:30 pm. Hear 1900's Lock Tender Tommy O'Hara describe life as a Lock Tender on the Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks. 

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


Join us for interactive tours by bike or on foot. These tours will lead you throughout the Canal Corridor and teach you about a wide array of topics on the Erie Canal. Tours depart every Saturday at 10 am from the Erie Canal Discovery Center.

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

Help Support Our Mission

Contact Us

Lockport Locks Heritage District Corporation

One Locks Plaza Lockport, New York 14094