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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

Hybrid Vigor: The History & Science of Mules
In the Weighlock Gallery
Dates: January 25, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Images, original artifacts, and scientific and historical information about mules, the animals that pulled most of the barges on New York's canals.


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

Upcoming Events

History Happy Hour with Thrift Store Gypsies
Live music, cash bar, and extended Museum hours
Dates: June 12, 2019 - June 12, 2019

Join us for our next History Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 12! We'll have live music by Thrift Store Gypsies from 5-7 p.m. The bar, the Museum and all exhibits will be open until 7 p.m. The event takes place rain or shine and admission is free. See you soon!


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

Museum News

Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area walking tours return
Walks follow the route of the 19th century Erie Canal
Dates: May 20, 2019 - September 21, 2019

The Erie Canal Museum presents guided walking tours of downtown Syracuse's Heritage Area several times a month from May 20 to mid-September. Our next tours are at 12 p.m. Monday, June 10 and Monday, June 24. Meet at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, and join us as we follow the route of the 19th century Canal through Clinton Square, Hanover Square, and back to the Museum. Learn how the waterway shaped the community, and see how the neighborhood changed since the days when the Canal was in the heart of the city. Free for Museum members and children 17 and under; $10 for the general public. Pay at the door or on the Shop page of our website.


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