Lockport Locks Heritage District Corp
Lockport Locks Heritage District Corp

Welcome to Lockport
Locks District Tours

Our calendar runs regularly scheduled tours 

from May through October.  

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About Us

What we do

The Lock Tenders Tour offers an opportunity to step into the shoes of an 1842 lock tender!!


We offer many different Bike Tours and Walking Tours as unique adventures to 

Discover, Explore and Experience Lockport, NY and the Erie Canal.  

These are historically based and narrated guided tours, that make stops along the way at historic sites and iconic landmarks. 

The proceeds of our tours help to fund the restoration efforts of our famous locks.

Lockport is THE destination that provides the Premier Erie Canal Experience of the entire NYS Canalway Corridor!


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From May when the Canal opens through October when it closes, you can see boats locking through on a daily basis.

Locks 34 and 35 are the only set of "combination locks" on the entire  Erie Canal and among the early surviving examples of modern lock design.

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This is where ships learned to "sail uphill" on the Old Erie Canal!

World famous when they opened in 1825 as the only duplicated flight, we look forward to completing our goal of having our 1842 Flight of Five locks working & complete. 

Locks 69 & 70 now working, will soon have Lock 68 join them Fall 2019.

Locks District Bike Tours

Locks District Walking Tours

2019 Walking Tours, Biking Tours, Step on Bus Tours

Our 2019 Tour Line Up at a Glance

Explore - Discover - Experience Lockport with Us!

Locks District Museum

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The Locks District Museum is housed in the original power house that was built in 1915 to energize the combined locks for the new Barge Canal.  

Come explore the artifacts and historical displays of all 3 Eras of the Erie Canal.

https://locksdistrict.com/

Erie Canal Discovery Center

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Lockport's Historic Vistors Center inside a 1843 former church, is a welcoming place to start your adventure in Lockport. 

Interactive Displays, museum and gift shop all in one!


http://discoverlockport.com/


Flight of Five Locks Demonstrations

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Visit the Lockport Locks to watch our Lock Tenders crew as they push on the 1-ton wooden balance beams that open the 5-ton wooden Lock gates. Demonstrations of the  Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks are offered every Saturday starting at 10:30 am 

The Erie Traveler  boat learned to climb uphill just to navigate between Erie Canal Locks 69 and 70. 

https://locksdistrict.com

Reviews

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 Thank you!  We had a great time and learned a lot.  You were wonderful guides, fun to be with and full of information.  The pictures will be a reminder, but we have already been thinking how we can get relatives on your enjoyable tour.   We will be back!   Phil M.

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The monument by the YWCA. Very cryptic, I’m fascinated. Can you picture the mirror in the indented square. How it would glow. We had so much fun. Thank you!  Lisa P.

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 Wow, what a full and complete experience.  Thank you Sandy and Mike for your knowledge and enthusiasm!  Phil M.

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Highly recommended tour! Sandy and Mike share the history of Lockport while you stand on the very ground where the events happened.  Lee W.

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Thank you!! This was a wonderful tour- we learned so much about Lockport’s history! What a great day! Joan B.


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Awesome experience! Renee R.


Lock Tending on the Flight of Five Lock Tenders Tour

All our guests on our Lock Tenders Tribute Walking Tour, have an opportunity to work with our Flight of Five Lock Tenders, to work the 1842 restored Lock Gates.   How heavy do you guess these gates are?  Come push them open with us as a finale to our tour!!!  Everyone, young and the older young...can learn to be a lock tender! 

Tours and Events

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100% of the proceeds from our admission sales, go directly back to LHDC and are dedicated to the initiative to preserve the Historical Heritage of our city’s Canal District and restore our entire set of the 1842 Flight of Five locks to working condition.. All of our guests become a little bit of history and help preserve it for future generations. We thank you!  

(photos shown below: by Lee Williams   http://pugbullystudio.com/)

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Locks 34 and 35  are among the earliest surviving examples of modern lock design and the only combined lock in the entire Erie Canal!

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Be a part of history, be a part of our heritage of NYS.  The Flight of Five locks is the most complete surviving artifact of the enlarged Erie Canal


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Lockport Locks District Tours

HIstoric Canal St., Lockport, New York 14094, United States

(716) 266-4432

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 3pm

Saturdays:   9am - 1pm

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