Visit the Museum
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202
Monday through Saturday: 10:00am — 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am — 3:00pm
Closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Admission to the Museum is by Donation. A $5.00 suggested donation is greatly appreciated.
Traveling North on I-81
Exit at Adams Street, continue straight on Almond Street. After several blocks, turn left onto Water Street. The Erie Canal Museum is located four blocks down on your right.
Traveling South on I-81
Exit at Clinton Street. Continue on Clinton, turn left onto West Genesee Street. Proceed 3 blocks to Oswego Blvd. Turn right onto Oswego Blvd., then left onto Erie Blvd. The Museum is on your right.
Traveling West on I-690
Exit at Townsend Street. Turn left onto Townsend Street and then turn right onto Water Street. The Erie Canal Museum is located two blocks down on your right.
Traveling East on I-690
Exit at West Genesee Street. Turn left onto W. Genesee St. Go five blocks and turn right onto Oswego Blvd. Turn left onto Erie Blvd. E. and the Museum will be on your right.
Parking can be found either on-street surrounding the museum, or convenient nearby parking lots
Guided group tours of the Erie Canal Museum are offered year round Monday-Friday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Tours can accommodate up to 60 people.
Erie Canal Museum docents will guide small groups of visitors through the Museum for about one hour, highlighting the important role the Erie Canal played in the development of our country. Tours include a short video on the history of the Erie Canal, the National Register 1850 Weighlock building, the Frank Buchanan Thomson, a full size replica line boat, the education gallery, and more.
Docent led tours are $7 per person. The Museum requests a $5 per person donation for adult self-guided group tours.
Tour leaders, chaperones, and bus drivers are free. There is free bus parking on Erie Boulevard.
For more information or to schedule a tour, please call (315) 471-0593 x10. Tours should be scheduled a minimum of three weeks in advance.