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Erie Canal Museum Admission

by Erie Canal Museum Duration 1h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £4

Visit: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13202-1106

Many people want to learn more about local and national history, and need an engaging and informative resource to do so. A visit to the Erie Canal Museum can help you feel a stronger connection to the history of New York and the nation.  The Museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the the 1850 Weighlock Building, the last remaining structure of its kind, and to telling the incredible adventure story of the Erie Canal. Come on board a full size replica canal boat. Explore life in a canal town. Put on a puppet show. Experience a part of history that played an imperative role in the growth and development of the United State. 

The Museum is set up for a self-guided visit, which means you can take as long or as short a time as you want. We find that visits span from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the level of detail you want. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5. At the Erie Canal Museum, you will find:



The Erie Canal Made New York, a permanent exhibit completed in 2015, that details the history and construction of the Canal, from earliest conception to the modern Barge Canal System. The exhibit features many remarkable images and artefacts from the ECM permanent collection.



The historic 1850 Weighlock Building, which contains on the ground floor exhibits about the financing of the Canal, Weighmaster’s office, and Weigh Chamber that contains the Frank Buchanan Thomson, a full-size replica line boat that visitors can explore to learn about life for canal boat passengers and crew, as well as the raw materials and finished goods that travelled on the Canal. The first floor Weighlock Gallery is used for special exhibits that change throughout the year.



The Education Gallery, on the first floor, which contains little vignettes about life in a canal town, including a tavern, general store, and theatre. 



The Children’s Nook, a special space for our youngest visitors, that has books about the Canal, traditional toys, historic clothing, and a puppet theatre.



The Locktender’s Garden, a recreation of a Victorian-era Canalside garden, with plants authentic to the period. It was developed and is maintained by the Syracuse Garden Club. 

The Erie Canal Museum also houses the Syracuse Heritage Area Visitor Center. Let our Visitor Services Associates help you navigate your Syracuse visit or answer your Erie Canal questions. There are eight parking spots for Museum visitors located in the New York State car park under the highway overpass with entrances on North State Street and on James Street. The spots are labelled “Visitor Center Parking.” Parking is also available on-street surrounding the Museum and in convenient nearby car parks.


Visit: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13202-1106

Many people want to learn more about local and national history, and need an engaging and informative resource to do so. A visit to the Erie Canal Museum can help you feel a stronger connection to the history of New York and the nation.  The Museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the the 1850 Weighlock Building, the last remaining structure of its kind, and to telling the incredible adventure story of the Erie Canal. Come on board a full size replica canal boat. Explore life in a canal town. Put on a puppet show. Experience a part of history that played an imperative role in the growth and development of the United State. 

The Museum is set up for a self-guided visit, which means you can take as long or as short a time as you want. We find that visits span from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the level of detail you want. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5. At the Erie Canal Museum, you will find:



The Erie Canal Made New York, a permanent exhibit completed in 2015, that details the history and construction of the Canal, from earliest conception to the modern Barge Canal System. The exhibit features many remarkable images and artefacts from the ECM permanent collection.



The historic 1850 Weighlock Building, which contains on the ground floor exhibits about the financing of the Canal, Weighmaster’s office, and Weigh Chamber that contains the Frank Buchanan Thomson, a full-size replica line boat that visitors can explore to learn about life for canal boat passengers and crew, as well as the raw materials and finished goods that travelled on the Canal. The first floor Weighlock Gallery is used for special exhibits that change throughout the year.



The Education Gallery, on the first floor, which contains little vignettes about life in a canal town, including a tavern, general store, and theatre. 



The Children’s Nook, a special space for our youngest visitors, that has books about the Canal, traditional toys, historic clothing, and a puppet theatre.



The Locktender’s Garden, a recreation of a Victorian-era Canalside garden, with plants authentic to the period. It was developed and is maintained by the Syracuse Garden Club. 

The Erie Canal Museum also houses the Syracuse Heritage Area Visitor Center. Let our Visitor Services Associates help you navigate your Syracuse visit or answer your Erie Canal questions. There are eight parking spots for Museum visitors located in the New York State car park under the highway overpass with entrances on North State Street and on James Street. The spots are labelled “Visitor Center Parking.” Parking is also available on-street surrounding the Museum and in convenient nearby car parks.


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Erie Canal Museum Admission

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Total price is £3.91, taxes included

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Erie Canal Museum Admission

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Syracuse

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Boulevard East Syracuse, NY 13202

    Syracuse


Highlights

  • Family friendly

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

  • Instant Confirmation


Inclusions

  • Entry/Admission - Erie Canal Museum


Exclusions

  • Transport to/from attractions


Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Admission to the Erie Canal Museum is free with a suggested donation of $5.

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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


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