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10 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Boonville Black River Canal Museum

Welcome to the museum that explores the canal that
“climbed a mountain.”

About Us

Our mission is to enlighten visitors on how this important Canal was constructed and to depict how the Canal played a central role in the lives of the Boonville area community.

Come for a tour of our five buildings and gain an appreciation for an earlier way of life by viewing engaging photographs and artifacts. Test your skills with our hands on activities. Step inside a full-size replica of a canal boat and checkout our authentic blacksmith shop.


The Black River Canal was an engineering marvel that required more locks per mile than anywhere else in the world.