Year-Round Open Hours

The Waterfront Museum is open year-round on SATURDAYS 1-5pm for free tours when the barge is docked in Red Hook. THURSDAYS 4-8pm will resume in the Spring.

Cross the gangway onto the 1914 historic vessel.  The Lehigh Valley Barge #79 is on the National Register of Historic Places--the only wooden barge of its kind still floating. 

A visit includes a look at the Captain's original living quarters, the tools used by longshoremen and stevedores and the gongs and bells of the tug and barge system. Videos tell the story of the barge's rescue from the mud and kids love the ball machine that whirls, jumps and plays music via gravity.  

 

 

George Rhoades Ball Machine Audio Kinetic
George Rhoades Audio Kinetic Ball Machine