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Wabash and Erie Canal

In the 1830s to 1850s, canals were the fastest mode of transportation while carrying the maximum amount of weight. 

June 9, 2024

Join Milwaukee PBS this June for a fantastic day trip to Wabash, IN. Experience a canal ride, learn about the fascinating history of the Wabash & Erie Canal, tour a historic house, visit the Red Bridge Settlement, and indulge in a mouthwatering Canaler's Dinner.

7:30 am – Leave the Watertown Plank Park and Ride with a pick-up at the Racine Visitor Center at 8:10 am. We drive south to Wabash, IN with a picnic lunch (included) along the way.  

After the tour, we enjoy a historical Canaler’s Dinner consisting of a delicious beef stew, homemade cornbread, coleslaw, yummy apple crisp, and drinks. We depart for our original pick-up points after dinner.

Tour Features:

40 Minute Canal RideThe Erie Canal is one of the working canals that are still able to give you a flavor of what it was like. Canal ride is complete with historic narration.
National Interpretive Center The only museum designed to tell the whole story of the Wabash & Erie Canal’s 44-year operational history. 
Reed Case House1844 fully furnished Federal-style house. 45-minute Tour. Accessibility is restricted to first floor.
Red Bridge Settlement1901 Stone Arch Bridge. and Historical Lime Kilns (1/4 Mile Walk)
 Pivot Bridge, Mill and Hubbard & Harley Warehouse.
Pioneer VillageGroup Tour of 19th Century Trades*

 • Bus, Driver Tip
 • All Admissions 
 • Lunch
 • Dinner 

The per-person cost is $179 due in full at time of sign-up.

Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express

For more information and to reserve your spot, call Lori at Profit For You Tours, (414) 477-0155

No refunds after May 9, 2024.

Above average walking, some stair climbing, getting off and on the bus through-out the day, standing in one place for periods of time, uneven surfaces.

*All docents and tradespeople are volunteers, so specific trades or cabins are subject to availability.