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Erie Canal Village - CLOSED

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This place is easy to miss. At first glimpse, it appears to be one more abandoned property on the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Clayton, New York
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Very Dilapidated

It looked like at one point in time (probably decades ago) it was a great attraction. Now, the only... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
De Pere, Wisconsin
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9 Nov 2017
“This has been closed FOR YEARS!”
10 Aug 2017
Reconstructed 19th century settlement on the site where construction for the original Erie Canal began.
5789 New London Rd, Rome, NY 13440
+1 888-374-3226
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I live on a side road a couple miles from Erie Canal Village. And this year an older couple made reservations at a local hotel to see the village. Well Erie Canal Village has been closed for years. The houses are in disrepair so it...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Retired22811
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This use to be a wonderful family friendly attraction. It was very interactive and hands on for all ages. It was a beautiful living history museum but it is no longer open and in disrepair. So sad.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This museum is no longer open to the public, is unsafe and in disrepair. We live in Rome. If you are interested in canal history, try The Black River Canal Museum in Boonville, NY or the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse. Both are less than...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 303janetf
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The website says open for the season... but closer look at other pages suggests the site has not been updated for years. The parking lot is almost undrivable (mud/potholes) and most of the buildings look abandoned. I do not think this is in business any...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This place is easy to miss. At first glimpse, it appears to be one more abandoned property on the list of thousands. The buildings look like they are about to collapse. It's even more difficult to determine when the place is open. The tiny sign...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank 309kirkh
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The website indicates open every day but when I arrived on Wednesday, the posted hours show it's closed on Wednesdays. It's just two buildings and an old packet boat. Not worth the trip even if it was open.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 15 July 2016

It looked like at one point in time (probably decades ago) it was a great attraction. Now, the only thing to see is a couple of broken-down buildings and the Sports Hall of Fame next door.

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank williamsoquet
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Visiting Erie canal was a very nice experience. I personally helped clean it up and I can say it's must see. There's almost an eerie(no pun intended) feel to it. Mostly because of the old buildings remaining on the property. All the way in the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Camille M
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We stopped, got out of the car turned around and got back in the car and left. I remember when they built this place and at one time it was nice but now it's run down and most of it is not being used. What...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank arthur b
Reviewed 24 May 2016

It was real attraction for the area, located at the place where (the story is told) the Erie Canal was started. Locked up now and there doesn't seem to be any online presence telling anyone when it might reopen.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank RonL40
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