Lock 60 Recreation Area

A fully restored, working lock on the Schuylkill Canal, originally built as part of the Schuylkill Navigation system, is demonstrated for groups and during special events.

This lock, one of 72 originally built on the canal, was constructed in the 1820s and was originally part of the Oakes Reach. The site includes the original Locktender’s house (exterior restoration) as well as canal information and memorabilia. The house is open by appointment and during special events.

Lock 60: Powering Freedom Tour Site 2c

Monday - Friday 9 AM-5 PM (call ahead for tours of the Locktender's House) and 3rd Sunday of every month (except June and December) 1 PM-4 PM

Free admission

Self-guided tours of outdoor areas

Brief, guided tour of the Locktender's House available

400 Towpath Rd
Mont Clare, PA 19453


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