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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

Engineering Beauty: Black & White Views of New York Waters
In the Link Gallery
Dates: April 10, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Black and white photographs of canals, dams, hydroelectric plants, and other New York water resources, taken with a large-format camera by consulting historian and documentation photographer Bruce G. Harvey.


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

UpcomingEvents

History Happy Hour with Zeke Leonard
Join us rain or shine!
Dates: August 28, 2019 - August 28, 2019

Make plans to attend our next History Happy Hour, featuring music by the multi-talented Zeke Leonard, a cash bar, scrumptious food from the Big Awesome BBQ food truck, and access to the Museum and its exhibits until 7 p.m. Look for Zeke in the Locktender's Garden if it's sunny, or in the second-floor gallery if it's not. We're open rain or shine and admission is free!


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

Museum News

Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area walking tours return
Walks follow the route of the 19th century Erie Canal
Dates: May 20, 2019 - September 21, 2019

The Erie Canal Museum presents guided walking tours of downtown Syracuse several times a month through mid-September. Our next tours are at 12 p.m. Thursday, August 22 and Monday, September 9. Meet at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, and join us as we follow the route of the 19th century Canal through Clinton Square, Hanover Square, and back to the Museum. Learn how the waterway shaped the community, and see how the neighborhood changed since the days when the Canal was in the heart of the city. Free for Museum members and children 17 and under; $10 for the general public. Pay at the door or on the Shop page of our website.


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