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Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse

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4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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  • Looking for a quick stop that's fun? You'll find it here at the Erie Canal Museum. From the stunning murals outside to the genuine, original canal (location and width) with boat in place, to the hands...  read more »
  • We walked to this museum from our hotel. It was about a 10 minute walk. It was a nice surprise. We thought it would be a small cheesy museum but it had wonderful artifacts and interactive displays for...  read more »
  • Much information about the companies that built up along the canal route. A replica of a canal boat. And the interior of the old weigh station reflects interior design of the time. Many interactive di...  read more »
  • I grew up on the land near the Poolsbrook wide waters my dad Ted E. Neis bought it after WW2 nice displays but not anything about that part of the canal, enjoyed my visit. Ted A. Neis
  • I live in Syracuse, NY and visit the Canal Museum frequently. They have recently revamped their exhibit areas and there are several interactive exhibits that will help you understand the hydrology of the canal and its significance to the development of the Empire State and, indeed, the rest of the USA in the early 1800's. The first "Interstate Highway" in the USA to my way of thinking. Enjoy!
  • Very disappointed, I thought this was going to be a museum full of ear canals, and that the name was a pun. But, upon arrival I quickly learned that that was not the case, major let down.
  • This place is awesome for any history buff. You'll learn a lot.
  • Very nice experience. Spent an hour there while driving through New York. Would recommend to anyone. I was especially touched by the text of a letter from a man in Ohio to his brother in Germany giving instructions to cross the ocean, get through New York City, up the Hudson, across the canal, over the lake and then on a stage coach. We have it so easy. Even with planes packed tight as they are.
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