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Downtown Syracuse Erie Canal Walking Tour

June 18, 2022 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Learn about the Erie Canal in Syracuse through this popular guided tour.

Join us for a guided walking tour of historic Downtown Syracuse, exploring the same path where the famous waterway once ran. The tour begins at the entrance to the Erie Canal Museum. A trained docent leads you along the route of the 19th century Canal to Clinton Square, discussing the square’s Canal history and some of the city’s most important sites. The walk continues through Hanover Square, and ends back at the Museum and the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building. You will learn how the Erie Canal shaped all aspects of the community, and see how the neighborhood has changed since the days when the waterway was its centerpiece.

Space is limited, so please try to reserve a space in advance. Registration is free, but we have a $10 suggested donation.
The tour begins at the entrance to the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. Free parking is available in the lot across from the Museum, under routes 81 and 690.

Walking tours of downtown are being offered Syracuse Saturday, June 18, Saturday, June 25, Thursday, June 30, Thursday, July 7, Saturday, July 16, Thursday, July 21, Saturday, July 30, Thursday, August 4, Saturday, August 13, Thursday, August 18, Saturday, August 27, and Thursday, September 1 all at 10:30 AM.

Note: We are unable to offer refunds for event reservations or donations. Please be sure you can attend prior to contributing. All event reservations/ticket sales/donations are final, unless the Museum cancels the event. Walking tours happen rain or shine. If we have to cancel a tour due to inclement weather, you can either move your reservation to another date or request a refund.

These events are made possible with support from Humanities New York.


Erie Canal Museum


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