Wabash & Erie Canal Association

1030 W. Washington St. / Delphi, IN 46923
www.wabashanderiecanal.org / 765.564.2870
Interpretive Center & Museum

Learn about history first-hand!

Celebrating 10 Years Of Hands-On History!

Step into the living quarters below the deck of a canal boat, operate a miniature boat through a tiny stretch of canal and more! The Interpretive Museum, opened in 2003, offers interactive exhibits and displays to recount the fascinating creation of the Wabash & Erie Canal--the largest manmade waterway in the United States. Guests can get a glimpse of life in the 1850s canal era and learn about the land, water and wildlife in early Indiana.

New for 2014! After 10 years and many thousand visitors, we're adding new exhibits and updating others. FIND OUT MORE and learn how you can help create a captivating experience for all to enjoy and learn from!

Visit our gift shop, just inside the Canal Center, featuring souvenir apparel, cards, old-fashioned wooden toys and music, as well as books and videos on Indiana history and nature. Homemade apples dumplings (frozen) are also available in fall and early winter at the Canal Center reception desk.

Our lobby, shared with the Conference Center, features large oil paintings depicting canal era scenes by artist, Terry Lacy. ADA accessible restrooms are located in the lobby.

Interpretive Center Hours:
Sundays through Fridays – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EST)
Saturdays – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST)
Call 765.564.2870 for information about hours of operation on holidays.


General admission is free, although donations are welcome. Call for tour packages and admission fees for bus tours and other large groups, which can include guided tours throughout the Park. For more information, call 765.564.2870.

 Exhibits feature informative displays and more!
 Kids can try on period clothing.

Wabash & Erie Canal logoWabash & Erie Canal
1030 N. Washington St.
Delphi, IN 46923
www.wabashanderiecanal.org / 765.564.2870

Recorded hotline (schedule changes due to weather, etc): 765.564.6572

VOTED BEST NEW VOLUNTEER DRIVEN MUSEUM IN THE UNITED STATES in 2006 by the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH).