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“well worth the price of admission (free)”
Review of C&D Canal Museum

C&D Canal Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited the museum on a summer day trip from philly, it was a fairly short drive (90 min +-). The museum has free parking and free admission, although you do have to dodge the duck poop in the parking lot. The site includes a small lighthouse and displays and the original pump house for the c&d canal. The displays were interesting, it was air conditioned and the place was clean. Who knew we had a panama canal like structure so close to home?

Thank 659josephc
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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.

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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.

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...

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!

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