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St. Helena III Canal Boat Rides

125 Tuscarawas St W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614-1044
+1 330-854-6835
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Great history lesson

Wonderful history lesson and enjoyable boat ride. Tour guide very knowledgeable and mixed detailed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Historical time-pocket

An afternoon in Canal Fulton gave an impression of how important the canals has been in the 19th... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Operated by the City of Canal Fulton and the Canal Fulton Heritage Society, the St. Helena III Canal Boat rides offer the public the chance to ride a replica cargo canal boat pulled by two work horses one mile south and back on the original Ohio & Erie Canal. The boat travels past the renovated McLaughlin Dry Dock and Lock 4. During the one hr ride, the crew steer with a rudder and poles while a historian on board provides facts and stories of life during Ohio’s canal era.
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125 Tuscarawas St W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614-1044
+1 330-854-6835
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful history lesson and enjoyable boat ride. Tour guide very knowledgeable and mixed detailed history with feelings of what it would have been like to work on the canal

Thank chkyle
Reviewed 1 week ago

An afternoon in Canal Fulton gave an impression of how important the canals has been in the 19th century. Relaxing and giving in the same time.

1  Thank AFK60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful way to experience travel in the early years of our country's history. At one point, our guide told us the river, just west of the canal, was the westernmost boundary of the United States. It was hard to imagine our country...More

Thank Darrell L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our ride and learning all of the history behind the canal. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and even gave us some songs on the banjo and harmonica. There was an opportunity to go up to see them steer the boat but it...More

Thank spike9090
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great family activity to understand how canals were important in the history of Ohio. Short trip but very informative.

Thank RAmazinAdventures
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Slowly travel the canal in an authentic canal boat pulled by huge horses while person in charge passes around pictures and items from years past.

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My sisters and i were going to Canton and was looking for something to do so we went on the internet and found this boat ride, a horse drawn boat pulled along the canal. You could not make reservations online unless it was a special...More

1  Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This little excursion exceeded our expectations. The boat ride was a full hour, with our guide providing narration and history of the Ohio Canal systems. The guide was very knowledgeable, and even played some period-themed music on his banjo and harmonica. He gave us the...More

Thank Hail2Mary
Reviewed 27 August 2016

very informative 1/2 hour documentary prior to the ride. the old man told stories on the boat and played banjo and harmonica. very entertaing.

Thank Bill_S259
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Relaxing and educational I would recommend this for all history buffs. The hour long tour doesn't go very far but is very relaxing. The guide tells of the development of the Ohio -Erie canal and it's effect on the local area and the state.

Thank MEA325
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Jesse R
17 August 2017|
Response from Darrell L | Reviewed this property |
You purchase tickets at the visitor center. They do not offer them online. They also generally don't take reservations.
Nancy W
26 July 2016|
Response from souperbev | Reviewed this property |
the rides for the public are at 1 pm and 2:30 pm.. they have special rides and group reservatiions
Patti C
30 November 2015|
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Response from cecustard | Reviewed this property |
I researched what I could on the net, with no luck.I do recall the historian aboard the boat-ride having that information,but I don't remember it. I think if you called the museum,city or anyone who was affiliated with the... More