THE MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP WILL BE OPEN YEAR ROUND, SATURDAYS, NOON - 4 P.M. IT WILL ALSO BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAYS, NOON - 4 P.M. FOR THE FALL SEASON, THROUGH DECEMBER 16, 2020. (NOTE: THE MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEKS OF NOV. 22 - 28 & DEC. 20, 2020 - JAN. 2, 2021.)
PLEASE stop in for some HOLIDAY SHOPPING to see our many NEW GIFT IDEAS.
(The NY FORWARD SAFETY PLAN is in effect which includes requiring face coverings and social distancing while visiting the museum.)
Nestled between Nine Mile Creek and a wooded hillside near Camillus, New York you’ll find the Camillus Erie Canal Park.
Established is 1972, the Park is part of the Town of Camillus Park
system. We are a highly utilized, established park on site of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Upstate New York, which encompasses the multi-use Empire State Trail. When completed, it wil run from Long Island, north to the northern tip of Lake Champlain and east to west from Albany to Buffalo.
Offering our visitors a variety of informational and entertaining
options ranging fro>m over 14 miles of scenic wooded paths and
walkways for hiking, biking and walking man's best friend. There are boat rides (See Boat Tours) along the historic Erie Canal over the only restored navigable aqueduct in the state! The Park is
the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll or an evening dessert cruise.
Our main museum has two floors with a lift. Sims' Store Museum, combines the old-fashioned charm of a canal store complete with a quaint gift shop, exhibits, early photos, an exquiste "must-see" mural, maps of the canal with models of locks, aqueducts and canal boats.
The Steam Engine Exhibit is a truly unique opportunity to see a fully restored, turn-of-the-century steam powered Corliss Engine power plant and learn about the technology that was “hot” during the industrial revolution of America.
As long as you are taking in all that the Park has to offer, why not ask how we can help host your next group gathering in one of our spacious pavilions or aboard one of our four tour boats.
We look forward to your visit!
Park open daily year-round
Museum hours: Saturday, Noon–4 P.M. year-round.
Free Admission. (Donations greatly appreciated for park preservaton)
Museum hours: May through October, Wednesday & Thursday Noon - 4 P.M., Sunday 1–5 P.M. Free Admission.
Canal Boat Tours: May - Columbus Day weekend, Sundays. Sailings at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 P.M.
SCHOOL and TOUR GROUPS welcome by appointment
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