Join us for our 2024 season of the Erie Canal Flight of Five Lock Tender Tour! Beginning June 21 through September 15, we will offer two tours per day at 10 am and 12 noon, Monday through Friday, and at 10 am only on Saturday and Sunday.
Enjoy a 45 minute guided walking tour of the Historic Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks:
· Learn about the Erie Canal and the construction of the Lockport Locks
· Hear about the men who labored to lock through over 1,000 boats a year
· Marvel at life-size sculptures of our 19th Century Lockport Lock Tenders
Tours depart from the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church Street
Cost: $12 Adults
$10 Senior Citizens, Veterans & AAA Members
$8 Students, 9 to 21 Years of Age
Free for Children 8 Years of Age & Under Accompanied by an Adult
Reservations may be made by clicking on the 'Book Now' link on this page or by calling 716-349-7998.
Our tour involves walking approximately 1/2 mile, and walking down steep stairs. Wearing flat sole shoes is recommended.
Learn about Lockport's historic Lock Tenders who manually opened and closed the 5 ton wood lock gates to move boat traffic both up and down the Niagara Escarpment.
Our new Locks District Museum graphically compares and contrasts the materials and the equipment used in the construction of the 19th Century Erie Canal and the 20th Century Erie Barge Canal.