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The Boonville Black River Canal Museum

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Blacksmith shop added.

This museum is small but very interesting. A blacksmith shop has been added this year. This area... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
King Ferry, New York
Black River Canal Museum

Interesting and fun hands on for kids and adults operating the lock system with barge replicas... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
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19 Aug 2018
“Blacksmith shop added.”
1 Aug 2018
“Black River Canal Museum”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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520 Main St, Boonville, NY 13309-1318
+1 315-942-6763
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

This is a great museum that had really neat, interactive displays. There are four main buildings: the Hemlock Mercantile where the gift shop is and the introduction, then you move into another attached building where there are lots of pictures and you can watch a...More

5  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

This museum is small but very interesting. A blacksmith shop has been added this year. This area has the Black River feeder canal which flows down and joins the Erie Canal..

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Interesting and fun hands on for kids and adults operating the lock system with barge replicas. Nice blacksmith shop at the end. Free admission but worth a donation.

Thank Ro4500es
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Was very impressed that on the last day of their season, the folks at this museum were very friendly and helpful. Was able to find two books for my husband that he has really been enjoying.

Thank mom0904
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I have now been to this museum twice, and absolutely LOVE it! As a bit of a canal freak, I love the history and exhibits in this museum, and the volunteers are fantastic. I definitely will be back again!!!!!!!

Thank CaroleB1190
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum to kill an hour at if you're in the area. It's free, and the friendly volunteer staff are more than willing to give you a tour and answer your questions. Would be great for kids, as there is a...More

Thank Caleb W
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This Museum is quite a gem located in Boonville showing early moving freight on barges on the canal. Very informative and interesting.

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a great place to learn about the community's leading export of long ago. Great depiction of the Black River Canal System as well as artifacts from the logging industry. Free to the public, you can't go wrong here!

1  Thank mamaczajka
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Small beautifully presented museum dating back to the days when the canal was a main source of transportation, around 1860, Unfortunately it was closed the day we visited but we spent time wandering around the outside of the museum and viewing the canal on a...More

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This place may look small but it packs a lot into the space! There is something for everyone - young to old. The kids can have fun trying their hands at the interactive canal where they can float their barge though the locks, or check...More

2  Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

If you like canal history, enjoy local history, or just want something interesting to do for a few hours, this is the place to go to! Staff are helpful, friendly, and give interesting and informative tours. Many cool period pictures with informative data and a...More

1  Thank Shawn H
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