Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

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Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
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George R
Raleigh, NC15 contributions
Erie Canal infrastructure
Sep. 2019
With thousands of canal boats which wore out in about 12 years the Erie Canal needed significant boat repair and construction infrastructure. Chittenango Landing has 3 drydocks and a boat building shop reconstructed from accurate archeology. A photo from the 1800s shows the landing very much as it is today. A canal boat reconstructed in sections shows construction details. The long tow path invites walking or bicycling and there is enough water in the old canal for kayaking. Rental kayaks and bicycles are available at the Landing. Knowledgeable helpful staff will answer questions.
Written October 3, 2019
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Lorraine S
23 contributions
History in Your Own Hands
Jul. 2019
This museum allows you to tour at your own pace and to touch almost everything. It's a great learning experience. I only wished there was someone working in the various period buildings to answer questions. The person in the bookstore was knowledgeable and appropriately chatty, but he could not be inside and outside simultaneously. Still, this museum was truly engaging.
Written July 31, 2019
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PastorD2
Archdale, NC187 contributions
Very Educational and Inspiring!
Jul. 2018 • Couples
We stumbled on this place by accident and are so glad we did. The video and self guided tour through the original site (some original items and some recreations) were wonderful to experience.
Written July 29, 2018
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DragonDad
Niles, OH431 contributions
what a REALLY piece of history
Sep. 2017 • Couples
we discovered this wonderful place during our bike ride on the Erie Canal tow path trail. So amazing to see this little piece of American, and canal, history. So glad we rode far enough to make this discovery. A must visit for history buffs.
Written September 25, 2017
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Kim P
Albion, NY76 contributions
Very impressive!!!
Jun. 2017 • Solo
Very informative and well maintained museum. I enjoyed learning about the history of the canal as it pertains to the Chittenango area. This is a Must-See when in the area!
Written June 6, 2017
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Schoolofsalmon
Varysburg, NY27 contributions
Blacksmith weekend
Oct. 2016
Enjoy this museum if you get the chance. In town for my husband's blacksmith meeting at the museum and enjoyed myself with lots to see. Great for anyone that enjoys history
Written October 8, 2016
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michaelbQ168AO
Manlius, NY341 contributions
Small but worthwhile
Aug. 2016 • Solo
One of several canal related museums, but this one focuses on the boats used on the Erie Canal so long ago.
Written August 25, 2016
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jasondegan
Syracuse, NY39 contributions
School trip
Jun. 2016 • Family
Very informative. All the artifacts were amazing. The tour guides knew they're subject, BUT a couple of them could be friendlier. In fact the school bus was late and the first tour guide must have spent 10 minutes telling us that and why we lost some tour because the bus was late. Kids were a little rambunctious but I have seen much worse. If going for school trip be on time or face the consequences.
Written June 16, 2016
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concertgoer2012
Cicero, NY112 contributions
New York history comes alive
Jul. 2015 • Family
Chittenango Landing is a great place to take your children to see New York State History live. Special weekends have blacksmith, boat makers, craftsmen and historians tell stories of the Erie Canal. Elementary and middle school children can go on class visits and participate in activities at the museum. You can coordinate your visits, go to Chittenango in the morning and the Rome, NY Erie Canal Village and take a ride on a barge. Even as an adult, it's a fun day to review local history.
Written April 25, 2016
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Colleen K
Enfield, CT18 contributions
An unexpected delight
Jul. 2015 • Couples
This museum, adjacent to the Old Erie Canal bike trail, included a short video, excavations, several buildings with many artifacts, and wonderful information for a self-guided walking tour.
Written July 27, 2015
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