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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 opening Friday, May 25, showcases 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 Scottish-American 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: May 19, 2018 - June 24, 2018

We are presenting downtown Syracuse heritage area walking tours starting at 12 p.m. May 29 and June 12, 19 and 24. We start at the Museum, 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. 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

Erie Canal Museum Open on Memorial Day
Make a Visit Part of Your Holiday Plans
Dates: May 28, 2018 - May 28, 2018

The Erie Canal Museum and its shop, 318 Erie Boulevard East in downtown Syracuse, are open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Admission is free with a suggested $5 donation, and parking is free on the holiday. Our regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Take some time during the holiday to stop in and learn about the inland waterway that helped build Syracuse and the United States!


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