School and Group Tours

School and Group ToursIMG_6156

The museum is open April through October for group visitation. Please contact us to make these reservations. Visits cost $3 per person.  A special discount rate applies to Harford County Public Schools, please call for more details.

Group tours require at least 10 people.  If your group is smaller than 10, please visit during our normal operating hours.

The museum offers two tours.  Either one or both tours can be planned per visit.  Each tour takes about 45 minutes, but we can work with any time restraints.

The Lock House Tour

The Lock House Tour consists of a seven minute DVD presentation that shIMG_6161ows how the canal works and a short history of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal and the Lock House, including a guided tour of both the upstairs and the downstairs of the house. The tour concludes outside with a demonstration of the pivot bridge and a closer view of the restored canal area.

The North Park Trail Tour
The North Park Trail is an easy one mile walk on flat ground. On the trail you will observe tidal and non-tidal wetlands, see the abrupt transition from the Coastal Plain to the Piedmont Plateau, and more.


Additional important tour information:

  • The museum can accommodate 30 people maximum. If your group is larger than 30, you must make multiple reservations.
  • For school and youth tours, there must be 1 adult forIMG_6151
    every 10 children.
  • Groups are welcome to bring sack lunches and eat on the grounds; however, we have no indoor eating accommodations.
  • If you choose to take the North Park Trail Tour, please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.