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October 2020

Downtown Syracuse Erie Canal Walking Tour

October 17 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$10
Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Learn about the Erie Canal in Syracuse through this popular guided tour. Join the Erie Canal Museum for a guided walking tour of historic downtown Syracuse on Saturday, September 19 at 10 a.m. The tour begins at the corner of Erie Boulevard East and Montgomery Street near the Museum garden. 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…

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Cycle Syracuse Bike Tour, a Free Program

October 17 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Cycle Syracuse Bike Tour

Cycle the Erie Canal's Syracuse route in this free bike tour! Join the Erie Canal Museum at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 for a free recreational bike ride along the Erie Canal's route in Syracuse, New York. An experienced guide will lead the ride along the historic, and newly improved, route of the Canal in the city. Riders will learn about the 19th century Canal in downtown Syracuse, and explore some of the city’s historic and contemporary canal structures. Participants…

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The Big Ditch’s Big Problems at Niagara

October 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
The Big Ditch's Big Problem at Niagara

Virtual lecture explores challenges to Canal construction on the Niagara Frontier   Join the Erie Canal Museum and Ray Wigle, manager of the Erie Canal Discovery Center in Lockport, New York, for a virtual lecture about building the original Erie Canal in Niagara County, western New York state. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20 at 12 p.m. Click the button above to register and join us via Zoom. The event will also be simultaneously shared on Facebook Live. In…

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Escape on the Erie: A Syracuse Story

October 23 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$15 - $25
Escape on the Erie: A Syracuse Story

Get your tickets now for this fun escape room event at the Erie Canal Museum! Join us for Escape on the Erie, a new event at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse. During this game designed for families and groups, you and other members of your team will take the identity of a German immigrant in Syracuse during the heyday of the Erie Canal. While exploring the Erie Canal Museum’s exhibits, you will be challenged to discover the broad…

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Pathway of Resistance Walking Tour

October 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free

Pathway of Resistance walking tour looks at African-American experiences in Erie Canal corridor We are pleased to add more dates to our new Pathway of Resistance guided walking tours! During this free Erie Canal Museum program, we examine the African-American experience on and along the banks of the Erie Canal, from its beginnings to the present day. We will present this in-person program on Saturday, October 24 at 1 p.m. Space is limited to protect everyone's safety, so please register in advance at this…

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November 2020

Open For Business: The Erie Canal’s 1820 Season

November 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Virtual lecture examines the first year of canal navigation for the Middle Section of the Erie Canal.   200 years ago, in 1820, the Middle Section of the Erie Canal opened for navigation between Montezuma and Utica. This momentous event transformed the State of New York, especially the 96 miles this stretch of canal passed through, including the swampy frontier crossroads community of Syracuse, now home of the Erie Canal Museum. Join the Museum's Educator, Derrick Pratt, for this special…

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