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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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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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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 museum with no water nearby.