Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse

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  • My Sweetheart and I were facinated and in awe as we read the history of the Erie Canal. It was truly an amazing place and it was amazing to see the work and sacrifice that was made to make such a proj...  more »
  • What a great way to spend a cold snow day. The staff were extremely friendly. From the outside this place is deceiving, doesn't look very big. Once inside, it just keeps going. So much information and...  more »
  • They renovated a couple years ago and what an improvement. Laid out very well. This building is a real treasure. Stop in and learn all about the Erie canal and what it was like living on the canal.  more »
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  • This museum is a jewel. Everything is so well presented! I had no idea this canal included so many locks. It was fun to watch the evolution from the first steam engine (1831) competing with the canal and eventually beating it. I discovered so much about the 1830 to 1880s.. The beds on the barge were a surprise, so is the toilet in the kitchen. It was fun to be in the weighlock on the barge picturing life150 years ago. The map near the lobby includes a fascinating side view of the canal from Lake Erie to the Hudson River, listing the cities and the various water levels at the dozens and dozens of locks along the canal. It is a pleasure to read. I imagine my friends, who love boating, enjoying an outing on such a canal.
  • It's a cool place to go to learn about the history of the Erie Canal. They even have a little boat you can go on to see how it was back in the day. And best of all it's FREE!!!
  • This is a great museum. Great displays, some interactive. A canal boat to be boarded. A fun way to learn about the canal that helped make New York the empire state.
  • 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.
  • 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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