Locks District Tours


Introducing for 2019

The Flight of Five Reconstruction Tour: 

Unlocking an Engineering Marvel

The Flight of Five Reconstruction Tour


Visitors to the Locks Heritage District in 2019 have the opportunity to experience the epic reconstruction of the Erie Canal Flight of Five 

· Before Reconstruction

· During Reconstruction

· After Reconstruction

Volunteer docents provide a 1 hour narrated waking tour of the 

Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks, beginning on Canal Street and 

covering the 60 foot descent over the Niagara Escarpment 

Tours depart from the Erie Canal Discovery Center

Every Saturday between 11 am – 1 pm from

June 8 – September 28 

Groups of 2 to 10 - Free of charge; No Reservations Required

Groups of 11 or more - $2 per person, Pre-Register by clicking on “Take a Tour” 

or call 716-349-7998.


Our walkers become Lock Tenders!


Imagine concluding our popular Flight of Five Reconstruction Tour with an opportunity to actually push the 1-ton balance beams that open the wooden Lock Gates! 

Tour includes a visit to the Locks District Museum


Our new 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

Download our brochure here!