Flight of Five Lock Tenders Tour
Learn all about the people who labored and lived on the waters of the Erie Canal on this 1 1/2-hour walking tour. Listen to the stories of the drivers, boat crews and captains, longshoremen, lock tenders and how they impacted the "artificial river" as it moved people and freight across New York State and celebrate their contributions. Each guest will have an opportunity to step into the shoes of a Flight of Five Lock Tender and go to work to move the balance beams, to open the gates and allow the "Erie Traveler" to pass through the restored locks! Reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the tour. Tour starts at the Erie Canal Discovery Center.