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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

Eugenijs Kaskin: Watercolors of the Oswego Canal
In the Link Gallery
Dates: January 15, 2019 - April 1, 2019

Beautiful works by the late painter Eugenijs Kaskin that showcase natural features and communities along New York's Oswego Canal. On loan from the H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego, New York.


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

Upcoming Events

Free Curator Talk
Erie Canal Postcards
Dates: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019

During this free program, Erie Canal Museum Curator Ashley Maready will discuss the “golden age of postcards," between 1906 and 1914, and how these popular means of communication captured and preserved so many aspects of the Erie Canal. Join us!


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

Museum News

Funds available for Museum field trips
Ticket to Ride program helps pay for admission, transportation
Dates: January 9, 2019 - April 27, 2019

The Museum is a proud participant in Ticket to Ride, a program of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor that reimburses schools for the cost of field trips to Canal institutions like ours. Ticket to Ride funds are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis until monies are gone. To take advantage of this program, schedule your field trip by calling 315-471-0593, ext. 10, or by emailing steve@eriecanalmuseum.org. Then, register with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to apply for reimbursement for bus and field trip costs. Forms are available through the ECNHC website, at https://eriecanalway.org/learn/teachers/registration-form. Schedule your field trip today!


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