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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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