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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

A Detailed Look: Schoharie Crossing
Link Gallery exhibit features Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Dates: September 24, 2019 - January 15, 2020

Be sure to view this exhibit by photographer Jenny Galough, which shows the Canal structures at Montgomery County's Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in all seasons of the year. Jenny Galough is a volunteer at Schoharie Crossing, and her work is featured in The Mohawk Valley Through the Lens Facebook page. On display now!


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

UpcomingEvents

Gingerbread Gallery Grand Opening
Cookies, cocoa, and the 34th annual Gingerbread Gallery
Dates: November 29, 2019 - November 29, 2019

You're invited to join us for the grand opening of the 34th annual Gingerbread Gallery! Enjoy cookies and cocoa as you view the Canal-inspired creations submitted to this yearly holiday exhibit. The event also features musical entertainment by Merry Mischief beginning right after the tree-lighting ceremony in Syracuse's Clinton Square. Tickets are $2 for children 12 and under, $5 for seniors, $7 for adults, and free for Museum members. Free parking is available in the lot across from the Museum under routes 81 and 690.


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

Museum News

Confectionery Creations at the Museum
34th annual Gingerbread Gallery on display starting November 22
Dates: November 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Doors open on Friday, November 22 to the 34th annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse, New York. The exhibit, which began as a one-day display in 1986, showcases works of edible ingredients that celebrate the holidays, local landmarks, and Central New York's Erie Canal heritage. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $2 for children 12 and under, and free for Museum members. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days.


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