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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Historical sites are educational and informative. Often, they can help visitors learn more about an event or something else for which little is known among the general public. The Erie Canal is definitely something that most are aware of, but few know much about. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Great_Beer_Now
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful first experience at the Erie Canal Museum. Lots to learn, volunteers and guides were very pleasant and knowledgeable about the Erie Canal system! I highly recommend to anyone, any age looking for a two or three hour educational and fun experience to go!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jetpic22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to the museum a few times before so I was familiar with their displays. This time I went to see the gingerbread house displays decorated by area organizations. I know gingerbread houses are really hard to do, but one of them looked like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amy545
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank linda h
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Okoniewski
Reviewed 25 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Pacita R
14 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