It’s free to visit and you can bring your children.
Traveling in Syracuse | In the museum, meet the canal life in 1850 Erie Canal Museum Ticket: Free Address: 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY Time: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 — 17:00 Sunday: 10:00 — 15:00pm The Erie Canal is the earliest man-made canal in the United States. Therefore, there is a canal museum here, which mainly collects, protects and displays exhibits related to the canal. The building where the museum is located is also preserved in the National Registered Weighing Building in 1850 The last building. At the entrance is a model of a canal boat, and next to it is the customer service desk. After registering information and understanding channels here, you can enter and visit the two floors of the exhibition hall. The first floor mainly introduces the history and construction of the canal, as well as canal barges of various eras. The second floor restores people's life scenes. What’s more interesting is that there is a temporary exhibition on the first floor, which is a variety of exhibits made with ship ropes. On the first floor, there is a replica exhibit of a canal barge. This is a full-size replica ship that carries goods and passengers on the canal. . The display on the second floor mainly reproduces the life of the people in the canal town, as well as the taverns, shops and theaters that show the canal era. There is also an exhibition of Onondaga pottery/Syracuse porcelain, which is also a business that originated in the early days of the Erie Canal. It was transported on the canal. There is a children’s interactive area on the second floor. There are also children’s displays in the theater. Gesture doll, it feels very suitable for parent-child travel
Really informative and well presented material describing the decision to build the canal, the engineering involved as well as being housed in the only remaining weigh lock house
You have to reserve a starting time on-line (to prevent the museum from getting too crowded). We made a reservation for 10:15, not knowing if we were going to spend an hour or three hours there. Def...
A very well versed staff unwinds the story of the Erie Canal in Syracuse and how it helped the area grow in commerce, making it a contender for the main immigration port in the 1700s.
Every year we go to the Erie Canal Museum to see the gingerbread house exhibits it. All material is made from edible material. Beautiful workmanship. Sine entries are from very young children. Well...
the museum provides a thorough history of the Erie Canal. Displays are well organized, exhibits are excellent and the museum is very clean. Staff are excellent, polite, friendly and very helpful