School tours are available from late April to the 2nd week of October. Our school tours start at approximately 9:00 am.

Our guided tours are geared for 3rd, 4th & 5th grades. With these age groups, we do a rotation of 40-45 minute rotations where our docents lead groups though the Interpretive Museum, visit our pioneer village one room school house and ride on our canal boat, "The Delphi".

While 60 students for the day is an ideal group number, we know that most schools have larger numbers that must be accommodated. We offer other options for larger numbers of students. We can arrange Village Crafters such as the Blacksmith, Broom maker, Weaver, Cooper, Papermaker or a hike down to the Railroad Depot. These are volunteers and arrangements must be made in advance.

For younger children not quite ready for this long of a field trip, we offer our pioneer village where they learn about the community and what it was like and the school. Small groups can go through the museum with their chaperones. 


We have a play canal boat that children of all ages can enjoy.

Picnic shelters are available for those who may bring a sack lunch, as there is no food available at the Canal for purchase. 

We cannot reschedule due to weather, so dress for the weather forecasted since we will be outside. Tennis shoes are highly recommended. If there is high water, and the boat is not running, we will contact you in advance. 

For pricing and available dates, please contact the Wabash & Erie Canal, Attn. School Tours. 

All of our tours are given by volunteers, so we value their time.

Our Address

Contact Us


1030 W Washington St.

Delphi, IN 46923

         TEL: 765-564-2870  


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

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