D & H Canal Historical Society and Museum

Corridor of Commerce

The D&H Canal Museum is housed in a former Episcopal Church (completed in 1885) in the historic
hamlet of High Falls, NY. The museum’s exhibits portray the canal’s history, and include a working
model of a lock, a life-sized recreated canal boat cabin, a moving model of a gravity railroad brake car,
financial documents, and dioramas of the gravity railroad and canal life. Many tools and artifacts are
on display, along with original paintings by canal-era artists. The D&H canal property was designated a
National Historic Landmark in 1968, and locks 16 through 20 were cleared and refurbished (to the
extent possible) in 1999. Originally built in 1847, these five locks were part of a new route designed
to accommodate increased traffic and larger boats. A loading quay can be seen just past lock 16.

Amenities: Passport Stamp, Family Friendly, Greenway Trail Access, Restrooms