Hours and Admission

The Museum is closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis, and continues to serve you online and in partnership with other institutions. We anticipate a major decline in revenue at this time. Support our mission by making a contribution at eriecanalmuseum.org/support.


Monday through Saturday: 10:00am — 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am — 3:00pm

Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Museum Admission:

Admission to the Museum is by Donation. A $5.00 suggested donation is greatly appreciated.

Docent Led Tours:

The Museum offers free docent led tours for visitors at 11 am and 1 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at 1 pm Saturday. Call us at (315) 471-0593 x10 to confirm a docent will be available prior to your visit.

Click here for directions to the Erie Canal Museum.

Click here for more information about parking.