Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Chittenango
Where is it at?
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
7010 Lakeport Road
Tel: 315 687 3801
Where are we going today?
If you just LOVE to learn, then why not head to a place that is ALL about educating visitors on some pretty fascinating topics!
The Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum is a great place to go for those families who love history, and of course - boats!
The museum is dedicated to telling the story of the construction and repair of those amazing canal boats, as well as the social history of the Erie Canal era.
The Erie Canal has a fascinating history in itself! Did you know that it was only in 1985 that a small group of visionaries came across a rubbish-strewn area of land along the canal, and learned about the history from a map that dated back all the way to 1895! How amazing!
From this, the learned that canal boats were built on land there, and repaired within the docks! They can see the wood timbers being shaped, and hear the blacksmiths hammer striking the anvil. What an amazing image that must have been!
Through restoration and preservation, that once rubbish-strewn dock now once again bustles with activity - and YOU can be a part of it!
The Chittenango Landing Canal and Museum won the 2010 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence, so it must be doing something right!. This award honors and celebrates significant places of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and recognizes excellence.
They also have a fun range of seasonal events spread through out the year covering such diverse sources as Checkers Tournaments and Blacksmith's Workshop!
Learning, history, and great family fun in New York!
How much does it cost?
- Children$3 (Ages 4 to 12)
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
10am - 4pm daily. 2pm close in winter.
Daily May to Oct, then Tues - Thurs in winter
They have programs for students in the fall and spring, and their materials are available to teachers to enhance the visit! Why not! .
It's worth grabbing something to eat in the local area before your visit, so you can focus on the amazing exhibits rather than those rumbling tummies!.
Any Top Tips?
Keep an eye out for the events throughout the year! They have fun events like Family Fun Day, basket weaving and even genealogy workshops!.
Doing our bit
Through hard work, preservation, restoration and dedication, they have brought history back to life so families just like you can learn all about it! .
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff about accessibility if you have any questions .
Can I get one of those?
Stop by the museum gift shop during normal museum hours to explore a range of hand made woodcrafts and relevant mementoes. Great gift ideas!.
If you want to help support the museum, you can become a member! You get to support local history and you get fun perks too!.
What people are saying?
by Wayne Welshans
I didn't actually go into the museum, I stopped because I was riding my bike on the canal trail and they had some signs up along the trail. I stopped to fill my water bottles, stretch, and pee. They were very welcoming of me for that purpose which is very nice because there are not any other places I know of along the canal where you can do that...at least not without catching a sneer.