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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

Wish You Were Here: Erie Canal Postcards
In the Weighlock Gallery
Dates: January 26, 2018 - May 5, 2018

In this exhibit we're showcasing some of the Museum's massive collection of postcards that show beautiful images of New York Canal sites, and tell fascinating stories about the Canal.


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

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Tour Guide Training
Register Today!
Dates: May 19, 2018 - May 19, 2018

A free training for volunteers interested in becoming tour guides at the Museum is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. If you love the Erie Canal, history, and speaking with people, complete and return the volunteer application form at https://eriecanalmuseum.org/join-give/volunteer/, and plan to join us. You may email your form to outreach@eriecanalmuseum.org or mail it to the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, New York 13202.


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

Museum News

Museum Receives Capital Equipment Grant
When Matched, Funds Will Help Purchase Exhibit Furniture
Dates: March 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

The Erie Canal Museum was recently awarded a capital equipment grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. When matched, this grant will help the institution purchase new exhibition furniture, including temporary walls and display cases. This new equipment will align aesthetically with the Museum’s first-floor introductory exhibit, and will help to create a better visitor experience. The Erie Canal Museum is one of just 36 institutions across the state to receive a NYSCA facilities grant for 2018.


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