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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>

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Syracuse & the Erie Canal: 200 Years
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Canal in Syracuse
Dates: July 30, 2020 - October 30, 2020

This exhibit is 200 years in the making! The first packet boat to travel to Syracuse on the Erie Canal arrived in April of 1820. We're commemorating the Erie Canal's history in the community, and its profound impact on all aspects of the city with information panels, images, and historic Syracuse and Canal artifacts from the Museum's collections.


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

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Heritage Area walking tours
Explore historic Syracuse with these outdoor programs
Dates: July 30, 2020 - August 30, 2020

Join us at 10 a.m. Thursday or Saturday for a guided walking tour of historic downtown Syracuse. Learn how the Erie Canal shaped the city, view amazing landmarks, and hear how the neighborhood has changed since the waterway was its centerpiece. Preregister and prepay online at https://eriecanalmuseum.org/store/product/heritage-area-walking-tour/. FREE for Museum members and children 17 and under!


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

Museum News

Open to the public Thursday through Saturday
Reserve your visit today!
Dates: July 30, 2020 - September 3, 2020

The Erie Canal Museum is now open to in-person visits Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All visits must be scheduled online in advance, and it's an easy process. You can make reservations and get complete information on safety policies and modifications through our Hours and Admission page, https://eriecanalmuseum.org/visit/hours-admission/. We have missed you, and we look forward to seeing you!


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