Public Guided Tour Information
Guided group tours of the Erie Canal Museum are offered year round Monday-Friday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Tours can accommodate up to 60 people with a minimum of 10.
Erie Canal Museum docents will guide small groups of visitors through the Museum for about one hour, highlighting the important role the Erie Canal played in the development of our country. Tours include a short history of the Erie Canal, the National Register 1850 Weighlock building, the Frank Buchanan Thomson, a full size replica line boat, the education gallery, and more.
Docent led tours are $7 per person. The Museum requests a $5 per person donation for adult self-guided group tours.
Tour leaders, chaperones, and bus drivers are free. There is free bus parking on Erie Boulevard.
For more information or to schedule a tour, please call (315) 471-0593 x10. Tours should be scheduled a minimum of three weeks in advance.