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Experience the Great American Adventure Story of the Erie Canal.

The Erie Canal Museum located in Downtown Syracuse, NY, is dedicated 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. 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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Erie Eats
In the 2nd Floor Weighlock Gallery
Dates: May 15, 2021 - October 31, 2021

This exhibit highlights the many ways in which the histories of the Erie Canal and foodways have intersected over the last two centuries and will continue to interact in the future.
Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project is made possible with support from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The Erie Eats exhibit is sponsored by Hofmann Sausage Company, Price Chopper, R. F. Esposito, Stewart's Shops, and Wegmans.

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Beers, Bikes, and Barges
A State-Wide Bi-Weekly Cycling Series
Dates: June 24, 2021 - October 7, 2021

Experience Erie Canal history by bike, then enjoy a pint in this statewide summer series along New York’s Canals!

On Thursday nights throughout the summer an hour long guided bike tour will take guests along the new Empire State Trail while also highlighting that regions’ unique Canal history. Following the tour, join your fellow cyclists and brewery founders for a complimentary drink at our participating brewery. Participate for one night at your favorite local spot or try to complete the entire statewide circuit.

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

Museum News

Erie Canal Museum Receives IMPACT! Grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
to Support Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project
Dates: January 14, 2021 - October 31, 2021

We are excited to announce that the Erie Canal Museum was one of 13 non-profit organizations and municipalities to be awarded an Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grant in 2021. The grant will help fund Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project.
This project will showcase the diverse ways in which the Erie Canal radically impacted how people in New York State and beyond interacted with the most basic building blocks of human life, food and drink.

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