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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 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 State. 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

Buffalo: Western Terminus of the Erie Canal
In the Link Gallery
Dates: September 20, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Buffalo, New York-based artist Dana Hatchett's landscape drawings of Buffalo during its Canal days, accompanied by Buffalo and Erie Canal history.


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

Upcoming Events

Gingerbread Gallery Opening Night
Featuring Cookies, Cocoa, and 35 Canal-Themed Creations
Dates: November 24, 2017 - November 24, 2017

Kick off the holiday season at the grand opening of the 32nd annual Gingerbread Gallery! We'll have extended hours, music by Merry Mischief, free cookies and cocoa, and an array of fabulous, edible creations set in a Victorian-era village. Musical entertainment will begin at 7:00 p.m. and cookies and cocoa will be available starting at 5:00 p.m. The first 50 families arriving at the top of each hour will receive a complimentary "Ice Skating in Clinton Square" poster! $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $2 for children 12 and under. Free parking starting at 5:00 p.m. 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

2018 Calendars Available Starting December 1
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendars Feature Top Photo Contest Entries
Dates: December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018

Free 2018 calendars featuring winning entries in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor's yearly photo contest will be available at the Erie Canal Museum starting Friday, December 1. The calendars, which include lovely images from across the Canal corridor, will be available on a first-come basis during Museum hours. They will be available while supplies last.

Other institutions along the corridor also offer these calendars. Contact your local Canal museum, library or historical society if you are unable to stop by the Museum.


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