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).
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.
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.
One Locks Plaza Lockport, New York 14094
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