Hours and Admission

As of July 1, 2022, face coverings/masks are still required for all visitors, volunteers, and staff members when inside the Museum.

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, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We do not accept reservations, but you can make your donation ahead of your visit here.

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. You may click below to make your donation online prior to your visit.

Guided Tours:

The Erie Canal Museum has docent available to lead guided tours of the Museum most days we are open. Just inquire at the front desk.

Walking tours of downtown Syracuse are being offered Saturday, July 30, Thursday, August 4, Saturday, August 13, Thursday, August 18, Saturday, August 27, and Thursday, September 1 all at 10:30 AM. Pre-registration is suggested. Click below to register.

Pathway of Resistance walking tours are being offered Saturdays, August 6, August 20, and September 3 all at 10:30 AM. Pre-registration is suggested. Click below to register.


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.