The Wabash and Erie Canal - Family Reunion Venue | Delphi, Indiana

Family Reunions

Bringing the Whole Family Together

Grilled burgers, hot dogs, fresh lemonade, and Aunt Susan’s meatloaf—it’s that time again. It’s the one time each year when the whole family gets together to exchange stories, new ideas, and the latest news about how your little ones are growing up.

There’s no better place to watch your children play than on the play boat. Or go for a nice walk through the various gardens and walking paths in Pioneer Village and get caught up with family members as you take in some local history!

host your quinceanera with the wabash and erie canal
view our stunning canal era gardens

Enjoy the Scenery

Beautifully cultivated gardens, authentic replicas of 19th century homes, trade workshops, and the lengthy spread of the gorgeous canal makes the scene for your get-together.

have a family day with our sheltered picnic benches

Well-Equipped Facilities

Along with the scenery, we have all the essentials for a fun-filled day. Just bring food and family—or hire a caterer!

let your children have a blast at our canal park

Fun & Education

More than a good time, our Canal Park is a good place for you and your children to learn about how people lived in the past.

rent a historical cabin at the wabash and erie canal

Campsites

Want more than a single day of visiting with family and soaking up the old-world atmosphere? We have multiple campsites, as well as rustic canal sleeping cabins, to choose from with water and electrical services available in select sites.

talk a walk on the picturesque trails at the wabash and erie canal

Historic Trails

Get out and enjoy nature with the family, both 2-footed and (leashed) 4-footed. There are 10 miles worth of trails available for you to take on foot or on bicycle. There are information kiosks throughout with additional historic facts about the area.

enjoy scale models at our interpretive museum

Interpretive Center

Great fun for young and old! There are plenty of displays and interactive exhibits to delight the whole family. Enjoy the scale models and the full-scale canal boat cabin and snag a memento at the gift shop!

watch live demonstrations at our pioneer villahe

Canal Village

Not only can you visit with your relatives, but the Canal Village gives you a rare opportunity to learn about how your ancestors lived. See the period homes and trades workshops, such as the blacksmith, cooper, broom maker, weaver and papermaker.

take a 40 minute ride on our smooth canal boat

Canal Boat

It’s certainly a delight to take a ride on The Delphi through our scenic canal. These 40-minute rides show you what it was like to travel the “highways” of yesteryear.

see how things were done in the past in our pioneer village

Group Tours

Learn all about the way people lived in this area in the 1800s as a family. See Delphi from the eyes of a knowledgeable docent who simulates the way people talked, acted, and thought in the past.

Reserve for Your Reunion

There are multiple options for reserving for your event!

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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