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Erie Canal Museum

318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13202-1106
+1 315-471-0593
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Great museum, very educational

If you want to know how Syracuse got its start, this is an excellent place to start. Good exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda F
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Morrison
A fascinating window into the past.

I admit to having been interested in the Erie Canal for a long time so it was a great pleasure to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William B
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Ashland, Oregon
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13202-1106
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+1 315-471-0593
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want to know how Syracuse got its start, this is an excellent place to start. Good exhibits, nice level of information (didn't dumb everything down to pablum) and we learned a lot about canals.

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit to having been interested in the Erie Canal for a long time so it was a great pleasure to find this small but highly informative museum about this engineering feat that changed the history of the U.S. and made it possible for New...More

Thank William B
Vicki K, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We're glad you found the Museum, and glad you learned a lot from our exhibits and original artifacts. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small well contained museum If you are interested in locks and their role In the economic development of North America you will like this museum The Erie Canal was an incredible achievement stretching over 360 miles At the museum you learn about...More

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Vicki K, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We appreciate your positive review and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Niagara falls for a helicopter ride when we learned that weather cancelled flights for the day. On the Thruway we saw signs on the historic Erie canal. Stopped in Syracuse for the museum. Very pleasant morning - dry and...More

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Vicki K, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for making the Erie Canal Museum part of your travels! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your positive review. We're always happy to be a port in a storm, and in good weather, too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you have an interest in the erie canal this is another piece of the puzzle in upstate new York...great overview of the building of canal which led to new York states and Americas growth...and you can walk on a real canal boat...very nice

Thank Mark D
Vicki K, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Erie Canal Museum! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your positive feedback. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Erie Canal was an engineering wonder and changed the history and economy of New York. It also made it possible for thousands of immigrants to reach the Midwest. The museum traces the history of the canal and shows you how it worked. And you...More

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Vicki K, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your review of the Erie Canal Museum. We appreciate your impressions and hope you stop in again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little museum. No set admission fee, but they do ask for donations. Multi-level museum. You get to walk onto an old canal boat and get a sense of what it would have been like. Unfortunately, some of the exhibits weren't functioning. An okay way...More

Thank Karen P
Vicki K, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Erie Canal Museum and for sharing your review with other travelers. We are working hard to fix the interactives that are not working. We hope you will stop in again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're not interested in the Erie Canal don't go, it's all about the Erie Canal, now there's a surprise. It's set up mainly for school trips to educate the little darlings into the importance the canal places in the development of their x-boxes and...More

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Vicki K, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your review of the Erie Canal Museum. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your recommendation.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in the area over the weekend looking for some things to do, and since I enjoy specialty museums I checked this place out. Perfect location in what is apparently the only remaining weighhouse building in the world; I commend the people who fought...More

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Vicki K, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Erie Canal Museum and for sharing your comprehensive review with other travelers. It's great to hear that you learned so much here. Canal construction was grueling labor indeed, especially in the early days when most work had to be done...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little museum...would have loved to listen to all the exhibits we passed by. Several had outdated hand held phones where only one at a time could hear. It would have been real good to have listened to Ms. Cotton playing the guitar. No button...More

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Vicki K, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Erie Canal Museum and for sharing your feedback. We're glad you had a good experience. We're constantly working to update our exhibits and hope to have more and better audio services in the future.

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Pacita R
Can we book a boat trip along the canal from the museum or nearby? How far or close is the museum from my hotel, the Super 8 on Old Collamer Road in east Syracuse? Thanks for your help!
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
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