The Erie Canal: A fluid history

Since its grand opening in 1825, the Erie Canal has been recognized as an engineering marvel that put New York on the map as the Empire State. The canal is widely seen as a scenic and cultural treasure that evokes powerful memories of a complex past worth exploring.

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Waterway of Change: A Complex Legacy of the Erie Canal

After four years of construction, the replica Erie Canal Boat Seneca Chief has been completed and moved from the Longshed to make way for a new, interactive multimedia experience along Buffalo’s waterfront. Coming spring 2025.

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From hands-on exhibits to interactive tours, next summer’s already looking bright. You won’t want to miss a minute.