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Pathway of Resistance Walking Tour

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

We are pleased to announce the return of the Pathway of Resistance walking tour, examining African-American experiences on and along the banks of the Erie Canal, from the waterway's beginnings to contemporary times. While the legacies of slavery and systemic racism can be uncomfortable to discuss, it is crucial for these issues to be be […]

Downtown Syracuse Canal Architecture Walking Tour

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

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, winding through Clinton and Hanover Squares before ending back at the Museum. The tour covers about a mile and lasts about an hour. […]

Urban Sketching Workshop – Chittenango Landing

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

Join the Syracuse Urban Sketchers and Elizabeth Farrell from the Erie Canal Museum for this free workshop to learn how you to can capture the world around you on paper. No experience required. This workshop will provide you with a basic introduction to Urban Sketching, art supplies, tips and tricks from experts, and an opportunity […]

Beers, Bikes, and Barges – Syracuse (September)

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

Join the Erie Canal Museum for a 90-minute guided bike tour through the eastern side of Syracuse, along the newest completed section of the Empire State Trail, looking at canal and brewing history in the city. The ride begins at the Erie Canal Museum and ends with a brew at Harvey's Garden. Admission is $20, […]


Lunchtime Lecture: Art of the Erie Canal

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

  The Erie Canal, the foremost engineering marvel of the 19th century, sparked the imagination of artists in America and abroad. Learn about art inspired by the canal, and the opportunities it afforded artists, both trained and untrained, working in a variety of media—such as paintings, photographs, sketches, transfer-printed earthenware, and beadwork. This lecture will […]

Beers, Boots, and Barges – Baldwinsville

Baldwin Canal Park, 18 E Genesee St, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Join the Erie Canal Museum for an approximately half mile, hour-long historical walking tour in Baldwinsville, NY, followed by a complimentary beer at WT Brewing Co. Among the topics covered will be the history of the Red Mill and historic Lock E24. Admission is $20, please register in advance.