Leesport Lock House

Remnant of Lock No. 36 in Leesport. Located behind the car wash on Wall Street

Operating Hours/Cost
The house is open for tours SATURDAYS, 10 am to 2 pm; APRIL 7, MAY 5, JUNE 2, AUGUST 4, OCTOBER 6 or by appointment. For group tours or youth activities Call 610-926-5770

The Leesport Lock House, built in 1834 by the Schuylkill Navigation Company, was an integral part of canal development and community and rural life from 1820 to the early 1900's. Through local research and an archaeological study, the stone house has been restored to its condition in the 1880-1910 period when the canal still functioned and horse and wagon served as the major form of transportation.

The Lock House is part of the Berks Heritage Council.

Contact Information
51 E. Wall Street
Leesport, PA 19533

phone: 610-926-5770

website: Visit Official Web Site

National Register of Historic Places
Reservations Required/Recommended

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In Leesport, turn at the Rte. 61 traffic light at the Turkey Hill Market onto Wall Street. Continue two blocks, and the Lock House will be on your right.


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