Roanoke Rapids Canal Museum

Description This site, on the National Register of Historic Places, includes a museum, a day-use park, and a 7.2 mile recreational trail. The museum holds many exhibits about the history of the Roanoke River Valley, the engineering feats of the canal, and its later use as a source of hydroelectric power.
Address 15 Jackson St Extension, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Website Roanoke Rapids Canal Museum
Contact Roy Barnes (252)578-6655
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Date(s) Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Name Time Ages Cost Enrolled
Canal Museum Tour
This tour explains how the original canal – with its locks, culverts, and massive aqueduct – was built and turned the Roanoke River into a superhighway of commerce during the early 19th century. The story continues by explaining how the canal was transformed from a trade route into a hydroelectric power resource just over a century ago before becoming the greenway and historic site of today. This canal has been designated as a part of the underground railroad.
Notes: The coordinator for this program, Teela James, can chaperone students if parents and younger siblings are participating in the Canal Trail Exploration. If you'd like the coordinator to chaperone your student, please register your student as a participant, do not register yourself as a chaperone, and mention in the notes field that Teela will chaperone your student.

11:00AM - 11:45AM Ages: 9+ Participant 9+ $4.00
Adult: $4.00
Sibling 8 and under $0.00
15/20
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Canal Trail Exploration
Join other CHEC families to explore the Roanoke Canal Trail. This is a social get together and has no cost or planned educational component. It is helpful if you register your family so the coordinator knows to wait for you and can include you in emails about the event.
Notes: Kim Lohan, the coordinator for this program, can chaperone students if parents and older siblings are participating in the Canal Museum Tour. If you'd like Kim to chaperone your student, please register your student as a participant, do not register yourself as a chaperone, and mention in the notes field that Kim will chaperone your student.

11:00AM - 11:45AM Ages: All ages Participant: $0.00
Adult: $0.00
Sibling: $0.00
10/30
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