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Experience the Great American Adventure Story of the Erie Canal.

The Erie Canal Museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building, the last remaining structure of its kind, and to telling the incredible adventure story of the Erie Canal. Come aboard a full size replica canal boat. Explore life in a canal town. Put on a puppet show. Experience a part of history that played an imperative role in the growth and development of the United States. The Erie Canal Museum is a must-see for adults and children of all ages!

The Erie Canal Museum is partially funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Current <span>Exhibitions</span>
Current <span>Exhibitions</span>

Current Exhibitions

33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery
In the second-floor Weighlock Gallery
Dates: November 19, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Dozens of creations made with edible materials by community members of all ages are displayed in Victorian-like storefront windows during this festive holiday exhibit. $7 adults, $5 seniors, $2 children 12 and under.


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Upcoming <span>Events</span>
Upcoming <span>Events</span>

Upcoming Events

Children's Gingerbread Workshops
Fun for the whole family!
Dates: December 8, 2018 - December 27, 2018

Sign up now for one of these fun programs, in which you can make a gingerbread-like house of your own using a milk carton, icing, and edible decorations. Sessions are Saturday, December 8 and Thursday, December 27 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Click on the "Shop" link above to register!


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Museum <span>News</span>
Museum <span>News</span>

Museum News

2018-2019 Ticket to Ride Funding Now Available
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Program Helps Fund Field Trips
Dates: September 21, 2018 - May 25, 2019

The Erie Canal Museum is a proud participant in Ticket to Ride, a program of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor that reimburses schools for the cost of field trips to Canal institutions like ours. Ticket to Ride funds are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis until monies are gone. To take advantage of this program, schedule your field trip to the Museum by calling 315-471-0593, ext. 10, or emailing steve@eriecanalmuseum.org. Then, register with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to apply for reimbursement for bus and field trip costs. Forms are available through the ECNHC website, at https://eriecanalway.org/learn/teachers/registration-form. Schedule your field trip today!


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