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Downtown Syracuse Erie Canal Walking Tour

July 30, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Historic Downtown Syracuse Walking Tour

Downtown Syracuse walking tour highlights Erie Canal’s impact on city 

Join the Erie Canal Museum for a guided walking tour of historic downtown Syracuse on Thursday, July 30 at 10 a.m.

The tour begins at the corner of Erie Boulevard East and Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse. A trained docent leads participants along the route of the 19th century Erie Canal to Clinton Square, takes them through Hanover Square, and leads them back to the Museum and the historic Syracuse Weighlock Building. Guests learn how the waterway shaped all aspects of the community, and see how the downtown neighborhood has changed since the days when the Canal was the centerpiece of the city.

The program is free for Erie Canal Museum members and children aged 17 and under, and $10 for the general public. The tour is limited to 10 people, and all guests must wear face coverings for the duration of the program. All guests must purchase tickets and make reservations through the Shop page of our website. If you are a Museum member, please phone 315-471-0593, ext. 10 to receive a member discount code.

Free parking is available in Museum-designated spots in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690.

Additional walking tours of downtown Syracuse will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays through August, so be sure to check this website and our Facebook page for dates and times.

Be sure to join us for this fun and interesting program!


The Erie Canal Museum is partially funded by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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