Canal Era Gardens
More than a beautiful sight to behold, our Canal Era Gardens are designed to depict a real garden that would have been an essential part of every household, including food, spices, and even medicinal herbs. There are plenty of small gardens dotting our park to enhance the scenery, as well as the educational value of our historical premises.
Yellow & blue plants reminiscent of Indiana’s colors, located near the base of our flagpole, surround a massive limestone block resembling the geographical outline of our state.
Boat Dock Gardens
Fouts Kitchen Garden
Located adjacent to the house and fenced, it shows plants used every day for cooking and home chores.
Medicinal Plants Garden
This fenced selection next to the kitchen garden contains herbal plants seen as helpful medicines for a pioneer family of yesteryear.
Here’s our Monarch Way station with milkweed and other plants for our butterflies.
Case House Herb Garden
Herbs, an important part of pioneer life, shown here is a favorite garden for many viewers.
White roses cover the arbor and perennials fill the gardens around our Little White Chapel.
Colorful plants greet our visitors to Canal Park.
French Memorial Garden
This garden is in honor to long-time Canal Park volunteer and friend, Jim French.
We have a colorful perennial garden with bright blooms & colorful foliage.
Gray Bridge Garden
Here’s a companion perennial garden to the Gateway Garden located near the Gray Bridge.
Beautiful wildflowers and warm season grasses grew along the canal. Many can be found here.
Toll Booth Garden
Sunflowers, cannas, hyacinth bean vines, and more greet our canal boat visitors.
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.