Experience the great American adventure story of the Erie Canal! When the Erie Canal Museum opened its doors on October 25, 1962, it celebrated and preserved the life of the last remaining weighlock building in America. This Greek revival building stands as a monument to the Erie Canal’s transformative role in the history of the United States. Build a stronger connection to this history through interactive exhibits, narrative audio tracks, and original artifacts. Exhibits include a full-size replica canal boat, the history of Erie Canal commerce and communities, the award-winning Locktender's Garden, and the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building. Admission to the Erie Canal Museum is free with a suggested donation of $5.