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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

The Mohawk Valley through the Lens
In the Link Gallery
Dates: September 13, 2018 - December 31, 2018

The scenery along the Mohawk River in eastern New York State has been impacted by the Erie Canal for almost 200 years. Photos by Cliff and Gabe Oram showcase the man-made waterway in the Mohawk Valley, from Amsterdam to Rome.


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

Upcoming Events

Gingerbread Gallery Opening Night
Join us for this festive event!
Dates: November 23, 2018 - November 23, 2018

We'll be open until 9 p.m. Friday, November 23 for opening night of the 33rd annual Gingerbread Gallery! Enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and music by Merry Mischief as you view the creations submitted by bakers of all ages. The fun starts at 5 p.m., and Merry Mischief performs from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $2 children 12 and under, $5 seniors, $7 adults, and free for Museum members.


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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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