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Lock Opening the third Sunday of every month at 3:00


 Sunday, July 15th  from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Open House at the Locktender’s House

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for a tour of the Locktender’s House at Lock 60.

Children of all ages can join in with adult supervision; free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted.


Sunday, August 19th   from 1:00 pm to   4:00 pm

Open House at the Locktender’s House

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for a tour of the Locktender’s House at Lock 60.

Children of all ages can join in with adult supervision; free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted.


Sunday, September 16th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Discussion on the British Invasion of Phoenixville and Skirmish at Jacob’s Ford (1:00 - 2:30 pm)

Followed by a Photo Safari of Lock 60 (2:30 – 4:00 pm)

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park,  610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association as it discusses the little known skirmish of Jacob’s Ford (near Rt. 29 Bridge) prior to the Battle of Germantown. Afterword a Schuylkill Canal Association volunteer will lead a photo safari around the Lock 60 area. The photo safari will be weather permitting.

Children 8 and up with adult supervision; free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted; meet at Locktender’s House.


Sunday, October 21th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Geology Walk

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park,  610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association’s Dave Williams for a guided walk to geology along the Schuylkill River and ravines. Dave will point out faults, fossils, and more. Weather permitting, this is a moderately difficult 1.5 hour hike up the first ravine, up a steep hill, along the bluffs, then down a narrow trail, and back to Lock 60 along the Schuylkill River.

Children 10 and up with adult supervision; free of charge, however, donations will gladly be accepted.


Sunday, November 18th, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Open House

The Locktender’s House: its history and stories living along the Schuylkill Navigation

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park,  610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association as it shares photo and stories related to the former families who had lived in the Locktender’s House at the turn of the century, 1900. Hear from local researchers and see what it was like at Lock 60 and along the navigation system as it began its demise.

Ages: 10 and up with an adult; free of charge, however, donations will gladly be accepted; meet at the Locktender’s House.


Saturday, December 8th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Holiday Luminaria

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 610-917-0021

Step back in time to a Dickens’ holiday scene, as you enter the beautifully decorated Locktender’s house and sing along with the joyful music played by local musician(s). Partake in holiday treats and hot cider and join in with the Schuylkill Canal Association as we toast our friends with best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

All are welcome; a donation of $1 or more will be gladly accepted; parking is available at Lock 60.         NOTE: The event is cancelled only if there is a steady downpour of rain or snow. The magnificent light display is even more mystical if there is a slight drizzle, misty fog or a few inches of snow, truly creating a beautiful holiday scene.




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