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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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Digital<span>Exhibitions</span>
Digital<span>Exhibitions</span>

DigitalExhibitions

Learn with the Erie Canal Museum's digital exhibits
Accessible online, any time
Dates: March 17, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Visit our Digital Exhibitions page for links to informative, educational exhibits about women and the Erie Canal, the Erie Canal and immigration, mules, and other topics. This page also includes our interactive "Reflections on Erie's Waters" exhibit. Great for in-person and online instruction; available any time.


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

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Quarantine Coffee Hour looks at Syracuse's first Independence Day celebration
Facebook Live discussion is at 10 a.m. EDT
Dates: July 2, 2020 - July 2, 2020

Erie Canal Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the 1820 Fourth of July celebration in Syracuse, New York during our next Quarantine Coffee Hour, Thursday, July 2 at 10 a.m. EDT. The program will be live on our Facebook page: https://Facebook.com/ErieCanalMuseum. The event coincided with the opening of the Erie Canal in what was then a small hamlet. Read the related article on the Newsroom page of our website (in the "About" menu) to learn more, and ask questions in the comments section. Join us!


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

Museum News

Announcing our first model canal boat contest
Completely online, open to all ages
Dates: June 29, 2020 - August 7, 2020

Show you creativity by entering the Erie Canal Museum's 2020 Brick-a-Boat Model Canal Boat Contest! Design and build a miniature model canal boat of any kind from the past or present, and submit up to five photos of it to celebrate the Erie Canal and the vessels that use it. Entries will be displayed in a digital exhibit, and winners will receive ribbons. It's completely free to enter. Find complete rules, forms & inspiration at https://eriecanalmuseum.org/brick-a-boat/


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