Committed to preserving the only existing weighlock building in the United States, the Erie Canal Museum collects and conserves Canal material, champions an appreciation and understanding of Erie Canal history through educational programming and promotes an awareness of the Canal's transforming effects on the past, present and future. More about the Museum...
June 29, 2015
For those planning their holiday weekend, we just wanted everyone to know that the Museum will closed Saturday July 4.
Sorry folks. It’s one of the only five days a year that we are closed. We’ll be open Friday 7/3 from 10 to 5 and Sunday 7/5 from 10 to 3.
Have a happy and safe 4th!
June 25, 2015
Please join us in thanking Curtin & DeJoseph, P.C. and Bergmann Associates for their recent sponsorship donations to the Museum. Contributions from corporate partners play a critical role in enabling us to further our mission. For information on becoming an Erie Canal sponsor, click here.
June 15, 2015
Join us for a walking tour of of the downtown Syracuse Heritage Area! Guided tours begin June 24 and will be offered at 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday weather permitting. They are free for Museum members and children 18 and under, and $5 for non-members. Non-members may purchase tickets at the door or at eriecanalmuseum.org. If you are a member, please present your membership card upon arrival.
The tour follows the path of the original Erie Canal, which ran through the heart of the city. It starts at the Erie Canal Museum, heads west on Erie Boulevard, south to Clinton Square and east through Hanover Square. It features some of Syracuse’s oldest and most well-known buildings and discussions on the economic impact of the Erie and Oswego Canals, canal buildings and bridges and the changing face of Clinton Square.
We’ll be offering tours through September 16, and hope you join us.