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Erie Canal Museum

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“weigh lock”(22 reviews)
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

Downtown Syracuse is the location for the Erie Canal Museum, must to do and see within the museum itself and a short walk to Franklin Square and many eateries.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bandmom2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse is a great way to learn about the tremendous impact the historic waterway had on the development of New York State and the nation. It is housed in the historic Weighlock Building, the only remaining structure of its kind...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great place to learn about the history and those engineering behind the canal. It can provide a bigger picture about the impact. I learned it after some reading and realized how important this canal is for the region.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 650orangec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really like coming here during the holidays to look at the great artwork of handmade gingerbread houses. We were greeted by mother and daughter who had exhibits on display and were very informative and enthusiastic. All supplies on display must be edible and were very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 542jerryz
Reviewed December 13, 2018

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
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 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
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 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 November 14, 2018

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 November 6, 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 November 6, 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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Pacita R
August 13, 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