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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

Link Gallery Exhibit Opens May 25
In the Footsteps of John Muir
Dates: May 25, 2018 - September 4, 2018

This exhibit features works by photographer Ken Paterson that are inspired by John Muir, a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. The exhibit was developed by the American-Scottish Foundation, and will be on display in the first-floor Link Gallery through September 4.


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

Upcoming Events

Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tours
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Dates: July 8, 2018 - July 27, 2018

We are pleased to present more downtown Syracuse heritage area walking tours in July! Tours are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 8, Thursday, July 19, and Friday, July 27. We start at the Museum at 318 Erie Boulevard in downtown Syracuse, follow the route of the 19th century Canal through Clinton Square, and tour Hanover Square as we head back to the Museum. Tours are free for Erie Canal Museum members, $10 for the general public, and free for ages 17 and under. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking the "Shop" link on our home page, or at the door. Members, please call 315-471-0593, extension 12 to reserve your spot.


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

Museum News

Wednesdays at the Weighlock Begin May 30
Museum Open Until 7 Wednesdays Through August
Dates: May 30, 2018 - August 29, 2018

Grab your fun-loving friends and swing by the Erie Canal Museum on Wednesdays from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. for our WEDNESDAYS AT THE WEIGHLOCK summer program in one of Syracuse’s most unique buildings. Each WEDNESDAYS AT THE WEIGHLOCK has FREE admission, live music, family-friendly activities, a food truck, and a cash bar with beer, cider, wine, soda, and juice boxes available. Starting at 5 p.m., free parking is available in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690. Visit https;//eriecanalmuseum.org/watw for complete details on this special summer program.


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