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Erie Canal Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 15:00
Open today: 10:00 - 15:00
Erie Canal Museum Admission
from US$5.00*
Erie Canal Museum Admission
from US$5.00*
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he Erie Canal Museum is housed in the National Register 1850 Weighlock Building, the only structure of its kind in the United States. The unique building where canal cargo was once weighed is the Museum's most important artifact and a centerpiece...more
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318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13202-1106
+1 315-471-0593
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Small, but informative museum. Lots of interesting facts and displays. Parking is a little tricky to find - across the street, under the overpass.

Thank blondie16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum some days back.It was informational and staff was nice and helpful.You can see the whole museum in 1-2 hrs.and when you visit this,don't forget to visit Clinton square and Armory Square!

Thank mehtas2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was great, but the tour with the director was the highlight. very interesting and informative.

1  Thank ozziegc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a small museum but it has lots of history & facts jammed in it .An authentic canal boat ,pictures the kids love it .The winter exhibits are great also. Easily worth more than one visit.

Thank AnnaMarie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having the museum in the only surviving weighlock on the Erie Canal lends a wonderful air of history to this place. There's an awful lot of information to read, but there are plenty of pictures and diagrams and maps to break up the reading. There...More

Thank RYC88
Reviewed 15 August 2018

spent several fun hours here, there is lots to see and do. A good gift shop with good gift and take hope items

Thank William C
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This museum, set in the last remaining Erie Canal weigh house, is perfectly nice although not very big. When we asked the admissions desk employee what else we should see in downtown Syracuse, he said there wasn’t really much more. That’s it in a nutshell....More

Thank Zzardvark
vickik185, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your visit and for your review. I'm sorry that you were given the impression that Syracuse has little else to see than the Museum, which houses an original 19th century Erie Canal structure, an engineering marvel of its time. Syracuse is also...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

I think I have already stated in a "draft"(? , maybe the T.A. editors can figure this out....)that we were quite pleased to find this place: It is well presented at a good price and got us into Syracuse and the history of the EC.

Thank sjk7301948
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

While passing through Syracuse on a two day trip, I discovered the Erie Canal Museum. It was very interesting. The museum is housed in a surviving canal weigh station building. The exhibits provided real insight into how the Erie Canal helped to shape New York...More

Thank russellbW1191YD
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent historical collection that traces the history of the Erie Canal and the economic impact on New York State and America.

Thank Nick B
vickik185, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you for your visit! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again!

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Pacita R
13 August 2016|
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Response from 828TJA | Reviewed this property |
Be aware that the museum is where the canal used to be, but that portion was filled in many many decades ago. As I recall the nearest portion still having water is at least a few miles away. In short, it's a downtown... More