Our Mission

Showcasing the only remaining weighlock building in the United States, the Erie Canal Museum collects and preserves Canal material, and provides engaging educational experiences that champion an appreciation and understanding of the Erie Canal’s transforming effects on the past, present and future.


Our Vision

We will be the leading interpreter of the Erie Canal’s profound influence on Central New York, the United States, and the world, while being a vibrant hub in downtown Syracuse, engaging the community onsite and online with our world class collections and unique educational experiences.