2019 Reconstruction Tour- Unlocking an Engineering Marvel! Learn about the challenges 19th Century canal builders faced. View examples of the Enlarged Erie Canal Locks Before, During and After Reconstruction. Finish your tour as a Locktender! Operate these 5 ton gates that allow boats to climb the Niagara Escarpment. Tours depart from the lawn of the Erie Canal Discovery Center at 24 Church Street in Lockport. Tours are on Sat. 11am - 1pm through Sept. 28th. This 1/2 mile walking tour lasts ~45 minutes. Volunteer docents are ready when you are. Walk ups are welcome. Call ahead for groups of 10 or more. This complimentary tour is dedicated to the initiative to preserve the Historical Heritage of Lockport's Canal District and restore our entire Flight of Five Locks to the year 1842. Tours depart from lawn of Erie Canal Discovery Center.