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Erie Canal Museum

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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 6 days ago

This interpretive museum is extremely well done and can easily be included in a walking tour of downtown Syracuse near Clinton Square and Hanover Square where the packet boats used to arrive in the days when the canal reached the center of Syracuse. The museum...More

Thank dotsdashes2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum with period photos and details. Incredible information about the canal and local history with donation admission.

Thank linda h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Erie Canal Museum is a small space that is packed with great information and exhibits. The building sits alongside a historical portion of the canal. The second floor has a "historical play area" for kids. Recommend getting a bite across the street at JJ's...More

Thank TALKNow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking thru the exhibit and you learn how important the Erie Canal was for commerce in New York State. Located on the stop where boats were weighed added some interest.

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 8 October 2018

To learn a bit about the history of the Erie Canal and what it did for commerce in the US this museum would be helpful. If you are a history buff it would probably be more meaningful. I found it to be just OK. There...More

Thank dijimbob
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I am a history buff & live in Syracuse. I've only gone there once and that was several years ago. It's worth about an hour's visit.

Thank Okoniewski
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I don't mean to be disrespectful to the museum but I only went because my husband thought it sounded interesting. It WAS!!!! The museum used to be the weigh station for boats going up and down the Erie Canal -- since it's hay-day the area...More

Thank pebbleskip
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

1  Thank blondie16
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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 5 September 2018

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

1  Thank ozziegc
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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