The Erie Canal Museum was included in the Getaway Mavens Syracuse area post.

WHY GO: A ‘port’ town, Syracuse NY was sophisticated and open to the outside world from the get go, despite its remote Central NY location. The Erie Canal actually coursed right through downtown: old photographs convey a Venice-like panorama. But the the waterway was paved over in the 1920’s…

If you come to Syracuse just to drop your kid off at the University, plan to stay a day or two. You’ll be surprised at what’s new…”

Other highlighted stops include the Everson Museum, Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse University Art Museum, Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, Skä•noñh- Great Law of Peace Center, and the MOST!

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