Use the links below to explore the many facets of the Erie Canal.
Camillus Landing, near the historic village of Camillus, New York, was the midpoint of the Erie Canal. The Canal Park encompasses the first enlargement of the Erie Canal as it crosses the township of Camillus, and includes a reproduction canal grocery, a water-filled lock demonstration, and the reconstructed Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct.
Located within the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park in Central New York State. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, 96-foot long cargo boats were built and repaired on this site. The Museum tells of the construction of these boats, the workings of the restored dry docks and the social history of the canal area.
Through a nearly seven year effort, William Lesher has mapped the various canal sites through New York State and included various features such as locks, aqueducts, drydocks, feeders and more. A very important and much needed endeavor.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission and staff, in partnership with the National Park Service, collaborate with communities and organizations to preserve and interpret our heritage, invite visitors to explore what makes us unique, and ensure a vibrant future for the 2.7 million New Yorkers who call the Erie Canalway home.
The Canal Society of New York State’s vast collection is now being housed in the Erie Canal Museum. Please visit the site to check it out!
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The Everson Museum of Art seeks to inspire, educate and enrich, integrating art into people’s lives through direct encounters with its collections and exhibitions. It is internationally recognized for its extensive and significant collection of ceramics, pioneering art video collection and distinctive structural design by the noted architect I.M. Pei.
Where kids of all ages explore the world of science through hands-on exhibits, planetarium shows and lively science demonstrations. Home to the Bristol Omnitheater, the only IMAX Dome theater in Upstate New York!
One of the nation’s largest regional collections of historical treasures awaits you at the OHA Museum. Celebrate the region’s people, events, architecture, sports legends, industries, transportation and recreation. The OHA Research Center houses two million archival photos, maps, cemetery records, and other documents pertaining to Onondaga County history.
It has lions and tigers…and penguins! Visit elephants, monkeys, red pandas and over 600 other animals year-round. The Zoo has indoor and outdoor exhibits, talks and demonstrations and a gift shop.
Just a block away from the Erie Canal Museum, Hanover Square was Syracuse’s first commercial district. At the center of the Square is a plaza and fountain where lunchtime entertainment is featured in the summer months. The plaza is surrounded by offices and retail businesses.
A trendy spot for shopping, dining and nightlife, downtown’s Armory Square is the place to be. It’s easily walkable and a leisurely browse is half the fun. The 60-foot IMAX screen at the MOST is at the heart of it all, in the former Armory building, which gave the Square its name.