Canal Society of New Jersey

Waterloo Village * Stanhope * NJ 07874 Scheduled programs throughout the year

The 102-mile Morris Canal connected the Delaware River to the Hudson River in a unique transportation system that enabled the development of the northern part of the state from 1929 to 1924. Since 1969, The Canal Society of New Jersey has been restoring, preserving and studying portions of the canal system and the many artifacts they uncover along the way. Visitors can take a canal boat ride, join a walking tour or explore the wonderfully curated museum.

Each year, the Society sponsors the popular Canal Days at Waterloo and Waterloo Heritage Days, which offer the public rare access to this unique area. With today’s exploration of hydraulics and alternative energy, the fascinating Morris Canal system is more relevant than ever.

Of Special Note:

  • The canal ran from Phillipsburg to Jersey City
  • There are 30 towns along the canal
  • Its original power source was two mules and its original travel time was five days… one way
  • The canal had 23 lift locks and 11 guard locks


A Morris Canal Boat is Discovered and Preserved    

  Learn more about the Morris Canal

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]