Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse

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  • August 7, 2017
    I've lived in the Syracuse area my entire life and finally visited this museum. The exhibits and history were outstanding. Well worth the visit!  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Located in downtown Syracuse this museum tells you the history of the Erie canal thru a number of maps, poctures and exhibits. The second part is the original weoghmen's building. It is the only one s...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Parked at a lot 1 block east of the museum. Found out the museum has several reserved spots in the parking lot across the street, need to follow the signs. Nice museum and it was free but they did ask...  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    Dig the canal so we have water again! I found the staff to be lovely. I really thought it was going to be one of those dreary museums run by those painless history people. But au contraire. I'm looking forward to the big Wednesday night next week.
  • June 2, 2017
    Historic, unique, well put together with excellent exhibits...housed in the last standing "weigh house" of the canal era. Gives a window into a different time of American history. A must see....
  • January 12, 2017
    Went here while passing through on business. I was pleasantly surprised at how thorough and informative it was. Two full floors, life size model canal boat, interactive exhibitions, elevator, gift shop, and artifacts all blended well to explain the significance of the Erie Canal in 19th Century America. Admission was a reasonable $5.00. We parked on the street across from the museum, 2hour limit, metered for a total of $2.50. Takes coin,cash,or credit. There is a diner, and a beer garden to eat or refresh before or after the visit! Right off the highway, located downtown.
  • February 3, 2017
    Really cool history museum! There is a lot of history to Syracuse, NY I didn't know about until I came here. They have the only surviving weigh-lock in the country! The eerie canal was vital to this country's growth and it's really cool to examine that and think about the history. Very interesting, and a must-see for anyone visiting this city. Plus it's only donation based, so give what you want!!
  • January 5, 2017
    Wonderful hotel close to Destiny Mall. Friendly reception staff who were very helpful with local restaurants. Had a corner room which we felt was spacious. Comfortable bed with great bathroom. Breakfast was available but we decided to venture out instead. Will return and recommend to friends.

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