Lockport is a 21st century city with its roots in the early
1800s. Just stand on "The Big Bridge" in the heart of
town and you'll see why-the Erie Canal! Lockport
literally rose from the banks of this engineering marvel,
enjoying industrial growth and prosperity. Today, we
welcome visitors to this historic waterway and other
attractions with the same hospitality as in the days of the
packet boats and "canawlers."
For a full canal experience, visit the Erie Canal Discovery
Center where you can take a simulated ride on the canal
and view interpretative displays. Board a Lockport Locks & Erie Canal tour boat for an actual cruise on the Erie
Canal and through the double set of locks that reveal
the history of Lockport's name. Discover the hidden
world of industry that grew up alongside the canal by
taking a subterranean tour on the Lockport Cave and
Underground Boat Ride. Purchase a "Tour Lockport
Pass" and enjoy all three attractions for one low price.
There's even more to see and do in Lockport!
through the Market Street Art Center that features artist
studios, galleries and a gift shop. Stroll or drive through
our neighborhoods to see incredible examples of historic
architecture such as the Historic Palace, an elegant
and restored theatre with a mix of Art Deco and Italian
Renaissance design. Visit the 25-acre Kenan Center, a
former residential estate built in the 1850s with beautiful
public gardens and an admission-free art gallery.
Lockport also offers a wide variety of specialty shops
and eateries. And if you're in the mood for a little
vinticulture, you're just minutes away from the Niagara
Wine Region and its twelve charming boutique wineries.
In fact, there's so much to see and do in Lockport, you
may need a couple of days to see all we have to offer!
And: The Flight of Five is considered to be one
of the most significant location s on the Erie
Canal. Tour the unchanged 1800s era
site where manually-operated locks moved
boats up a 60-foot rock formation on the
way to the Buffalo, NY harbor. Located next
to modern locks, you can see both the past
and present at the same time! A restoration
project for the original locks is underway.