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Canastota Canal Town Museum

Canastota Canal Town Museum

Once a bakery and residence of the 19th century, the Museum offers a history of the “Old Erie Canal” and brings to life local folklore and history. Located beside a remnant of the original Canal, the Museum is filled with authentic memorabilia, art, and other exhibits explaining Canastota’s contributions to the Canal, business, industry and agriculture.

Some Exhibit Highlights

– Outdoor National Park Service Wayside Exhibit

– Canal Engineering & Canastota’s Nathan Roberts

– Life Along the Canal

– Canastota’s Lift Bridge

– Birthplace of the American Microscope Industry

– Frederick R. Spencer, the 19th Century Portrait Artist

– Ideal Cut Glass (Canastota Cut Glass)

– Early Movie and Projection Film Industry

– The Italian American & Canastota’s Mucklands

– Watson Dump Wagon History

– History of Canastota’s Energy Sources

– Erie Canal and Canastota’s Industry & Commerce

– Amelia Earhart & Canastota’s Airport Opening of 1928

The Museum is located at:

Take Thruway Exit 34 or turn north at Routes 5 & 13.

122 Canal Street, Canastota, NY 13032

Phone: For call back information please call 315-697-5002 to leave a message at the Canal Town Education Center

Museum Hours: May & June 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

July & August 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

September & October 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

$3.00 Admission

Free to members and 12 yr. & younger

Group tours available by appointment