The Wabash and Erie Canal - Canal Days Event | Delphi, Indiana

Canal Days

Canal Days Celebration

Our one-day “Canal Days” event in early July has become a tradition. This is a fun, exciting, and safe way to observe our Pioneer heritage every year—with music, food, history, crafts and activities.

Take a canal boat ride aboard The Delphi. Visit the cabins in Pioneer Village. Trades people are hard at work, including the Broom Maker, Cooper, Blacksmith, weavers in the Loom House, Paper Maker and more. Our knowledgeable docents are in the historic cabins. Our one room School just might be in session too! Guided tours are available to see the beautiful Reed Case house, a restored 1844 home. The Canal Museum is in the Interpretive Center and gives visitors a true glimpse of what it took to plan, build, and operate the canal. Interactive exhibits make it fun for the entire family.

Don’t forget about our campground if you want to stay overnight, reservations fill up fast, so contact the Welcome Desk in the Interpretive Center for more information at (765) 564-2870.

Let the Festivities Begin

The Canal Days event starts at 10 a.m. Boat rides will begin at 11 a.m., and festivities conclude at 4p.m. Feel free to look around at all the various attractions and join in with the various interactive activities and arts and crafts going on all over the park!

Tickets

Tickets for The Delphi are sold at the Reception Desk inside the Canal Interpretive Center. Boat rides will be every hour, with later runs planned for the larger number of visitors that come to the park on festival days. Combination tickets for the three venues: narrated tours on the boat ride, the restored 1844 Reed Case House, and the Canal Museum are available at a favorable package price.

Canal Days Fun & Activities

immerse yourself in history at the wabash and erie canal

See the Interactive Map!

Get a closer look at Canal Park with our Interactive Map!

Group Tours

Group Tours

Reserve a time to bring your group, friends, or family down to the canal for learning and fun!
School Tours

School Tours

Make a reservation to bring your class to the canal for a fun and enriching experience.

COVID Announcement

COVID Announcement

Please read the announcement from the Canal Association’s Board.

Trails

Trails

Our beautiful and historic trails are OPEN! Learn more about the trails and get some fresh air.

Education

Education

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

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

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.

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