What Is the 468 Mile Club?
What is this thing called the 468 Mile Club? And how did it get its name? The 468 Mile Club is a new informal association of donors who are joining together to lend operational support to the Wabash & Erie Canal organization.
As for the name? If you know your Wabash & Erie Canal history, you know that the Canal ran for 468 miles from Toledo through Indiana to Evansville. The name reminds us of the Canal’s importance to Indiana’s early development.
To become a member, a donor agrees to give an annual gift of $468.00 to Wabash & Erie Canal Inc. Donors may join the club at any time during the year.
Each donation helps assure the essential upkeep of our restored section of the Canal, our interpretive museum, our canal boat, The Delphi, extensive archives, hiking trails, and the impressive display of 1800s historic canal-era buildings in Canal Park’s pioneer village.
The Club’s 25 Charter Members donated $468 each in 2017, its founding year, and pledged to continue their support annually. Our 468 Mile Club has now grown, and its members are proud to share a responsibility to maintain the restored remnants of our historic canal.
How to join?
You can become a regular, corporate, or 468 Mile Club member and support the Wabash & Erie Canal by mailing a check to:
1030 W. Washington Street
Delphi, IN 46923
Include with your check your name, postal address and the type of membership you choose.
Become a member of our monthly e-newsletter, CANAL CURRENTS Online, by going to our website and adding your email address. This ensures that you will receive fresh monthly information about the organization and our activities.
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.