The Wabash and Erie Canal - Make a Reservation | Delphi, Indiana

Reservations

Planning Your Visit

We would like to make your visit to the Canal as pleasant as possible. To help you plan your visit, here are some things to consider:

Make Your Reservations

To make a reservation, call (765) 564-2870 or send an email to reservations@canalcenter.org.

Reservations

  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit.
  • Events in the Conference Center will be sent an invoice for a 25 percent deposit and the remaining balance will be due at the time of the visit. Payment will be made for the entire group and may be made by check or any credit card.
  • If the group must cancel, please notify the Reservation Manager at least two days prior to the visit at: (765) 564-2870. The deposit will be forfeited.
  • The Wabash & Erie Canal facilities are on Eastern Time.
  • In planning your trip, please allow 5 to 10 minutes between each venue for embarking/disembarking from the boat, walking time and restroom breaks. If two boat rides are given, there will be a 15-minute break between rides.

Make Your Reservation Today

Schedule a Tour

  • The Delphi Boat Tour
  • Group Tour
  • School Tour

Host Your Own Event

  • Camping sites
  • Rustic Cabins
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Conference Center

Amenities

  • Restrooms are available in the Interpretive Center and in Canal Park.
  • The facilities at the Canal Center are handicap accessible including the boat, but we must be notified of the need to enter a wheelchair on the boat at least two weeks in advance of the visit. Benches on the boat must be removed to accommodate wheelchairs. Due to typical time constraints, only four individual wheelchairs can be accommodated on the boat at one time. Wheelchair accommodation on The Delphi creates a reduction in standard seating. People in wheelchairs that can navigate steps with assistance, will not require a reduction in standard seating.
  • Walking is the common mode of travel around the park. There is considerable distance between the various facilities and must be taken into account for the travel time required to reach each venue. If mobility is an issue travel times will naturally increase.
  • Well-behaved, on-leash pets are welcome on the Canal grounds. Only service animals/therapy dogs with registration documentation are allowed in the Interpretive Center, Reed Case House, boat and Museum.
  • Firearms and alcoholic beverages are not allowed on Canal grounds.
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Canal Boat Availability

There are times when The Delphi is not able to operate due to weather or mechanical issues. These are rare occasions but if it is necessary to cancel, the Reservations Manager will notify the group’s contact person as soon as possible and refund the prepaid fee for the boat.

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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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