Tours and Field Trips

A student field trip to the Erie Canal Museum includes a docent-led tour of the Museum and time for educator-led activities. Field trips are available year round, Monday through Friday between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM. Field trip visits can accommodate up to 60 people with a minimum of 10 people.

Erie Canal Museum docents guide students through the Museum for about one hour, highlighting the important role the Erie Canal played in the development of our country. Tours focus on the history of the Erie Canal, the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building, the Frank Buchanan Thomson full size replica line boat, and education galleries. Museum educators also lead students in hands-on educational activities and provide additional ideas for instruction. Please plan about two hours for your Erie Canal Museum field trip.

Field Trip Fees

Guided tours are $7 per person.
The Museum requests a $5 per person donation for self guided group tours.
Tour leaders, chaperones, and bus drivers are admitted free.
Visit here  to learn more about the Erie Canalway National Hertitage Corridor’s Ticket to Ride program, which funds some field trips to the Erie Canal Museum.
For more information about guided tours for adults, visit here.