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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

Hybrid Vigor: The History & Science of Mules
In the Weighlock Gallery
Dates: January 15, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Images, original artifacts from our collection, and scientific and historical information about mules, the animals that pulled most of the barges on New York's canals.


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

Upcoming Events

Free guided tours of the Museum
Select dates in March and April
Dates: March 25, 2019 - April 29, 2019

Volunteer docents will be at the Museum on select Mondays in March and April to give free guided tours to visitors. Stop in at 10:30 a.m. March 25, or at 11 a.m. April 15, 22, or 29 to learn all about the Erie Canal and the 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building. Free parking is available in Museum-designated spots across the street under routes 81 and 690. We hope to see you!


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

Museum News

Weighlock Building Ghost Hunt Saturday, April 13
Get your tickets today!
Dates: April 13, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Participate in an exclusive paranormal investigation of the 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building, part of the Museum, on Saturday, April 13. Each 90-minute session includes an evidence reveal and time for investigating several parts of the historic site. Tickets are $18 for Museum Members and $20 for the general public. To become a Member or to use your Membership discount, call 315-471-0593, ext. 12. Click on the Shop page of this site to register online. Seating is limited, so be sure to get your tickets today!


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