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Albany and Central New York Sights

Erie Canal Village

  • 5789 New London Rd. Map It
  • Rome

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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.

Sight Information


5789 New London Rd., Rome, New York, 13440, United States

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315-337–3999; 888-374–3226

Sight Details:

  • Village and museums $10, packet boat $6
  • Late May–Labor Day, Wed.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5; rest of Sept., Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5


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