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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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Digital<span>Exhibitions</span>
Digital<span>Exhibitions</span>

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Learn with the Erie Canal Museum's digital exhibits
Accessible online, any time
Dates: March 17, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Visit our Digital Exhibitions page for links to informative, educational exhibits about women and the Erie Canal, the Erie Canal and immigration, mules, and other topics. This page also includes our interactive "Reflections on Erie's Waters" exhibit. Great for in-person and online instruction; available any time.


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

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Weighlock Building is focus of Quarantine Coffee Hour
Learn more about the people who worked in the unique Syracuse building
Dates: June 4, 2020 - June 4, 2020

Our June 4 Quarantine Coffee Hour is all about the 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building and the people who worked there. This weekly program is on Facebook Live, and is free to all. The historic building is the last of its kind in the country and was once a weigh station on the Erie Canal. Read this article to learn more, and join us! https://eriecanalmuseum.org/weighlock-building-home/


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

Museum News

Curator talks and more on YouTube
Check the Museum's channel for fun, educational videos
Dates: June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Learn more about all aspects of the Erie Canal with the videos on our YouTube channel. We offer curator talks, recordings of our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour programs, a brief tour of the Museum, and even some fun Canal cooking videos. New videos are added regularly. Access the channel by clicking the icon in the upper right corner of our home page.


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