Hours and Admission

Current Hours:

Open daily from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed at 2 PM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Closed entirely on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Museum Admission:

We have a suggested donation of $10/person. Any contribution you can provide is greatly appreciated. We accept cash, credit, and Venmo donations at the Museum.

Guided Tours:

The Erie Canal Museum is set up for a self-guided experience. However, we often have docents available to guide guests through the Museum. If you are interested, inquire at the front desk about docent availability when you arrive.

Check the event calendar to see our schedule of guided outdoor walking tours (only available late-Spring to early-fall).

If you are looking for information about scheduling a Group Tour click here or Field Trip click here.


Click here for directions to the Erie Canal Museum.

Click here for more information about parking. 

Click here to learn about other nearby or Canal-related places you can visit.