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Nice small museum

A good place to start a visit to Chesapeake City and to learn about the history of the canal. Very... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
kimsatty
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Newport News, Virginia
Small but packed with info.

Old lock pump house turned into a museum. Free to get in and lots of history and artifacts from... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Grayhare
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

This museum provides a fascinating history of the construction of the C&D Canal with an explanation of the engineering involved for the management of the water level. There is no admission fee and no gift shop (yeah!) and is easily accessible by foot or car from South Chesapeake City.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Worth a walk thru. Close to town. If your staying at a B&B easy to walk to. The real steam water pumps, and water wheel can be seen close up. Another example of why American was successful.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jim N
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice quaint, free museum. We spent about an hour there with our family of five. Nice exhibits, great history...

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Christian B
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this waterfront historic site is located inside the original 18th century pump house that once controlled the water levels in the locks along the first edition of the canal. The museum houses the steam engines and the water wheel that were used to control the water level of the canal when it still had locks. There is a model that demonstrates how the locks worked and a lot of history of the canal.

Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: June 2016
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