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The Canal Experience At Providence
 

Open May-October

Step back in Time at the Canal Experience and get a taste of life on the Miami and Erie Canal in 1876.

Providence Metropark is located in what was once the canal town of Providence, Ohio Today, the Metropark has one of the greatest concentrations of canal era features in the country, including:

  • The Volunteer, a reproduction of a mule-drawn canal boat
  • The Isaac Ludwig Mill, a working water-powered saw and gristmill.
  • More than a mile of the original Miami and Erie Canal and towpath
  • Lock #44, one of the last functioning 19th century limestone locks.
  • Scenic Providence Dam, constructed across the Maumee River to maintain water levels in the canal.
  • Characters in period attire welcoming visitors to a time gone by.

Tour buses and group of 10 or more, please call for reservations:

Call 419-407-9741

Canal Boat Tickets:

$6 adults, $5 seniors (60 and over), $4 children (3 to 12); ages two and under free.


2014 Schedule

May

Boat
Tuesday–Friday: 10 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, noon to 1 p.m., 1 to 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mill
Tuesday–Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

June

Boat
Wednesday–Sunday 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mill
Wednesday – Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

July

Boat
Wednesday–Sunday: 11 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mill
Wednesday–Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August

Boat
Wednesday–Sunday: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mill
Wednesday–Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

September

Boat
Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mill
Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

October

Boat
Wednesday–Friday: 10 to 11 a.m., 11 to noon, Noon to 1, 1 to 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 to 1:30, 2 to 3, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mill
Wednesday–Friday: 10 to 2 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.



Drift Back In Time Aboard 'The Volunteer'
Drift Back In Time Aboard 'The Volunteer' 
 

View a 3.5 minute video about The Canal Experience at Providence Metropark. Then come to Providence and experience for yourself what life was like ... (more)

 
 
 
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