Friends of the Canal enable The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail to grow through exhibits, programming, special events, educational materials and outreach.

membershipcoverFriend of the Canal Membership Levels

  • Investor (individual, entry for one person) - $25.00
  • Navigator (family, entry for two adults and children or grandchildren under 18) - $50.00
  • Generator (entry for two adults and children or grandchildren under 18 plus one guest) - $75.00
  • Steward (family premium, entry for two adults and children or grandchildren under 18 plus two guests and discount on admission to Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park) - $100.00
  • Keystone (corporate, 50 admissions and assistance in coordinating an employee day at the museum with 16x24 photographic print of the Roanoke Canal) - $300.00
  • Aqueduct (corporate, 100 admissions and assistance in coordinating an employee day at the museum with 16x24 photographic print of the Roanoke Canal) - $500.00

Friends of the Canal

Receive the following benefits for one year:

  • Admission to The Roanoke Canal Museum
  • 10% discount in The Roanoke Canal Museum gift shop
  • Friend of the Canal Decal
  • Invitations to special events

Your Donation Supports

  • 7.5 mile nature and history trail for hiking, running, and cycling
  • Opportunities to observe wildlife and wildflowers
  • Piedmont NC Birding Trail
  • Roanoke Rapids Lake Park with public swimming, fishing, picnicking, volleyball, frisbee golf and a playground
  • River Falls Park with public fishing, boat ramp, picnicking, playground and scenic views
  • Wheelchair accessible overlooks at bulkhead and aqueduct structures
  • Large picnic area at The Roanoke Canal Museum
  • Amazing exhibits and interpretive learning opportunities at The Roanoke Canal Museum
  • Beautiful Roanoke River mural by Napoleon Hill in the Highway 301 tunnel in Weldon
  • Views of two old power stations, an 1800's cotton mill, an 1800's grist mill, the old passenger and freight depots of the Seaboard-Atlantic RR and many other significant historic structures, including many civil war sites.

Admission & Hours

The Roanoke Canal Trail

Open from dawn to dusk every day

The Roanoke Canal Museum

15 Jackson St Extension
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
252-537-2769
Open Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.