Old Canal Days Museum

The Heritage House & Old Canal Days Museum serves as the Heritage Society’s main building. It was originally two separate structures. The larger area, which contains the exhibit rooms, once stood on the bank of the Tuscarawas River just South of Old Stone Bridge. It served many purposes over the years, including an rental dwelling and a warehouse. Mr. Ralph Hardgrove gifted the house to the Heritage Society in 1973. It became known as the Heritage House.

The section containing the gift shop and office was the original “Old Canal Days Museum” started by local historian Me. Clyde E. Gainey. It was once known as the “smallest museum in America.” Mr. Gainey donated the his museum to the Heritage Society in 1979. The following year it was moved next to the Heritage House.

Museum visitors will find one of the finest collections of Canal Era memorabilia. On display is an excellent collection of tools used to build and repair canal boats. The museum also houses displays about the colorful local history and special exhibits.

The museum is located at the entrance to Canal Fulton Heritage Park.

Museum Hours: May thru September, Saturday & Sunday, Noon – 4:00pm. Open to the Public.

Also available for scheduled charter tours.

More information: Canalfulton Canalway Center @ 330-854-6835
Email: canalway@cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov

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