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Great stop along the NY Thruway with a lot of history thrown in and the historical society in the area is working hard to make it a great learning experience. The volunteers are locals who grew up in the area and have deep family roots...More
A great stop along the NYS Thruway between exits 40 and 41. There’s a large sign, you don’t have to get off the Thruway, and it’s FREE. Spend as much or as little time as you like. There is a very informative tour (20 minutes...More
So glad we stopped here to eat lunch on our ride home along the NY Thruway. Great little rest stop with a well restored historical site of the Erie Canal Lock 52 staffed with informative volunteers. Handicapp accessible walking tour with a downloadable app full...More
Its not often that you can access an attraction directly from the thruway, in fact this is the only one I know of. I had stopped to see the remnants of the old locks a few years ago and then another time I noticed that...More
This is the perfect reststop on any roadtrip or drive down the I90 and it is also free! The main building was built on the site of old locks that were once part of the Erie Canal. It is nice to be able to walk...More
We have been watching this place develop over the last year and couldn’t wait to see it. It is situated in Port Byron Ny between exits 41and 40 on NY State Thruway. The only access is off the Thruway eastbound. The exhibits are great and...More
Happened to stop on the Thruway and had a delightful time. All the staff were great and very knowledgeable. Great for families! You can visit and walk in the lock. Also visit buildings from when that part of canal was operational.