Membership & Donations
Become a Member Today!
Your financial partnership restores and preserves a rare, important piece of early Indiana history and provides hands-on learning opportunities for people of all ages. By supporting the Wabash & Erie Canal with your gifts, you also can come and enjoy the natural beauty of Indiana's last remaining public watered section of the Wabash & Erie Canal. By visiting this unique waterway, created by this organization, you can enjoy a hike along the miles of trails networking the historical features marked along the towpath. Indoors, our museum “walks you through time” starting when this undeveloped area was being settled by immigrants. Follow the winding path through a dozen galleries and discover when the “end of the canal” is highlighted by the coming of the railroad.
Your gift brings history alive!
The mission of Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc. is to preserve portions of the Wabash & Erie Canal and educate the public by developing education, recreation, and preservation programs relevant to the Canal and the Canal Era.
Become a member today or sponsor a piece of The Total Canal Experience. Membership/Gift amount (USD) per year:
Canals played historical roles in their respective states. The Wabash & Erie Canal was particularly influential in Indiana’s early development and provided some motivation for writing Indiana’s second constitution.
When completed, the Wabash & Erie Canal stretched 468 miles from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana. Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Inc. is preserving the only remaining public recreational section of the Wabash & Erie Canal left in Indiana. This helps provide a historical perspective for thousands of visitors each year.
You can assist by becoming a member. We offer several levels of membership to complement your desire to help.
In addition to membership, we offer an opportunity to join our 468 Mile Club whose supporters pledge to remit $468 annually to safeguard the financial security of the Canal association. To join the Club, mark your check “468 Club.”
See the Interactive Map!
Get a closer look at Canal Park with our Interactive Map!
Make a reservation to bring your class to the canal for a fun and enriching experience.
Our beautiful and historic trails are OPEN! Learn more about the trails and get some fresh air.
It’s as important as it is a pleasure to learn about those who have come before us and all the brave and impressive things they did which led up to the modern world we live in today. Learn more from the Learning Center on our site, starting with Canal History.
Things to Do
Come one, come all! Whether you have a school group, an event that needs hosting, or you plan on making a day trip, there’s no shortage of fun activities, period architecture, and educational displays to keep you engaged and inspired during your time here.
Weddings & Events
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and magical days of your life. Bring your family and your friends, and we’ll supply the atmosphere to make your big day one to remember with memories and photos full of old-world charm. Contact us to reserve the Chapel and Canal Boat.