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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

Engineering Beauty: Black & White Views of New York Waters
In the Link Gallery
Dates: April 10, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Black and white photographs of canals, dams, hydroelectric plants, and other New York water resources, taken with a large-format camera by consulting historian and documentation photographer Bruce G. Harvey.


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

Upcoming Events

Free guided tours of the Museum
Select dates in March and April
Dates: March 25, 2019 - April 29, 2019

Volunteer docents will be at the Museum on select Mondays in March and April to give free guided tours to visitors. Stop in at 10:30 a.m. March 25, or at 11 a.m. April 15, 22, or 29 to learn all about the Erie Canal and the 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building. Free parking is available in Museum-designated spots across the street under routes 81 and 690. We hope to see you!


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

Museum News

Museum closed Sunday, April 21
Visit us any other day of the week or month
Dates: April 21, 2019 - April 21, 2019

The Erie Canal Museum will be closed for the Easter holiday on Sunday, April 21. Easter is one of only five days throughout the year that we are closed. We will be open regular hours, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, April 22. Our regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free with a suggested $5 donation.


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