Erie Canal Museum180 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 03:00 pm]
- Address: 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13202, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3154710593
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
The Erie Canal Museum aims at the preservation of the only existing weighlock building in whole of United States. The museum has been collecting and preserving Canal material over the years. They even work on educating visitors and making them aware of the history of Erie Canal and how the Canal has had long-lasting effects, spanning over the past, as well as, in the future. The exhibits are all rich in knowledge and information for every kind of visitor, along with publications and interactive tools for children to get a better understanding. Indeed, a unique experience for every one!
Entrance Ticket Details For Erie Canal Museum
- Admission to the Museum is by Donation. A 5 USD suggested donation is greatly appreciated.
How to Reach Erie Canal Museum
- Greyhound Transit Line
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95% of people who visit Syracuse include Erie Canal Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
68.63% of people start their Erie Canal Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Erie Canal Museum
90.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Erie Canal Museum
Erie Canal Museum Reviews & Ratings
Spent a good two hours sauntering round all the exhibits and information boards; could have spent more. Very good, accessible and interactive. We virtually had the place to ourselves as it was early September and the holidays were finished though I imagine it would have been almost as good had it been busier as the attractions are well spaced and laid out.
It was a very good experience. Definitely it worths the time. It's a free museum. Take the elevator when you go to second floor. Take the stairs when you go down. They are both unique. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They should have a bigger place.
Did you know that George Washington is the father of American mules? Me neither! I was lucky enough to catch the mule exhibit on its last day. Mules were essential in the building of the first Erie Canal (1817-1825). The museum does a great job of explaining the history and the engineering of that canal - which opened the West (at that time, the West was Ohio) and which also made New York City the important city it became. The museum also offers insight into the boats used and gives you an idea of 19th-century transportation and industry. I went hoping to get a solid, broad, basic understanding of the Erie Canal, and this museum delivered in full. And - there's a boat you can check out!!
They capture our shared state heritage and historic importance of the canal here. Funny aside, I took a tour on the canal once and they shouted "low bridge, everybody down" and I thought it was just part of the song. But my unfortunately large head almost slammed into the bridge so it truly was a word of caution.
Housed in the Weighlock Building(erected in 1850) is the impressive Erie Canal Museum.On a hot July Syracuse day,I learned about the Erie Canal and its importance prior to the creation of New York State's railroad system.I learned about the boats that transported salt from Lake Onondaga,grain ,and passengers in the western portions of New York State.I especially appreciated Corky Goss' fine mural that depicted the Syracuse Canal Station in bygone times.I also relished the fine curatorial work of its staff in enriching me about 19th Century Syracuse and its salt economy in years past.