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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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Erie Canal Odyssey by Frank Forte
In the Weighlock Gallery
Dates: September 15, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Photographer Frank Forte shares 10 multi-image panels that depict communities, structures, boats, people, and activities along the canals of New York State, from Waterford to Seneca Falls. The exhibit depicts the first part of his self-commissioned mission to visit and photograph New York's entire canal system.

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35th Annual Gingerbread Gallery
Tickets now available.
Dates: November 20, 2020 - January 10, 2021

The 35th Annual Gingerbread Gallery to benefit the Erie Canal Museum will open on Friday, November 20!
Visit to purchase tickets now. Timed tickets are required for entry.

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Syracuse NY: Revitalized Former Erie Canal Town
Gateway Mavens Blog
Dates: November 2, 2020 - November 2, 2020

The Erie Canal Museum was included in the Getaway Mavens Syracuse area post.
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