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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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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.
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
We visited this museum some days back.It was informational and staff was nice and helpful.You can see the whole museum in 1-2 hrs.and when you visit this,don't forget to visit Clinton square and Armory Square!
Having the museum in the only surviving weighlock on the Erie Canal lends a wonderful air of history to this place. There's an awful lot of information to read, but there are plenty of pictures and diagrams and maps to break up the reading. There...More
This museum, set in the last remaining Erie Canal weigh house, is perfectly nice although not very big. When we asked the admissions desk employee what else we should see in downtown Syracuse, he said there wasn’t really much more. That’s it in a nutshell....More
vickik185, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018
Thank you for your visit and for your review. I'm sorry that you were given the impression that Syracuse has little else to see than the Museum, which houses an original 19th century Erie Canal structure, an engineering marvel of its time. Syracuse is also...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.