Albany and Central New York Sights


Erie Canal Village

View of packett boat on canal.

Erie Canal Village Review

Digging of the Erie Canal started in 1817 on this site, now home to a re-created 19th-century canal settlement. You can visit a tavern, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, and settlers' houses from different eras of the 1800s. The complex also includes a cheese museum (in a former cheese factory), a carriage museum with horse-drawn vehicles, and a canal museum with displays about the construction of, and life along, the canal. A mule-drawn packet boat gives rides on the canal, or you can take a ride on a steam train.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 5789 New London Rd., Rome, NY, 13440 | Map It
  • Phone: 315/337–3999; 888/374–3226
  • Cost: Village and museums $10, packet boat $6
  • Hours: Late May–Labor Day, Wed.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5; rest of Sept., Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5
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  • Location: Rome

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