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“If you like history stop in”
Review of Salt Museum

Salt Museum
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Liverpool
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Liverpool, New York
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“If you like history stop in”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

It's a small museum that takes you back to the beginning of Syracuse. It teaches you about how salt mines brought people to the area. Take a few minutes and stop in.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
786 reviews
502 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
“An Interesting Trip In History”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Syracuse used to be the largest producer of salt in the US, helped by the growing canal system. The museum provides a video and displays that show how salt was cultivated from the earth and the evaporation process used. Solar power was already being used before the 1900s arrived.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Melodycthomas
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DeWitt, New York
Level 6 Contributor
551 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
“Worth stopping by if you're in the neighborhood”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

The Salt Museum is only open on summer afternoon weekends, so check before you go to be sure it will be open.

This is a fairly small, narrowly focused museum that explains the role of the salt industry in this area, principally in the 1800s and phasing out in the early 1900s. if you like history, there is some interesting stuff here, and I'd recommend viewing the video to put what you are seeing in perspective. The salt industry here was once critical to the local economy and played an important role in US history as well.

I like this kind of stuff and so, video included, I spent about 30 minutes in the museum. Most people will find 15 minutes to be sufficient. So, this isn't a place i'd drive an hour to get to, but if you are in the neighborhood anyway (say, for a visit to Onondaga Lake Park or to eat at Heid's) then a brief stop in is worth considering.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Joe H
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Ottawa, ON
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Worthwhile visit”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We learned of this museum from the Syracuse Visitors Guide. We were totally unaware of the importance of this industry to the development of the area.

Situated on the shore of Onondaga lake and part a beautiful park the museum is housed in an old salt production building the museum offers a look at how salt was produced using evaporation rather than mining and how many secondary industries and jobs depended on its production.

Ample parking as part of Onondaga Lake park. The museum is free but donations are encouraged.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Dennis B
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Bradenton, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Fascinating Look at Our History”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Syracuse was founded because of the Salt beds around Onondaga Lake and this museum captures the history and processes that built our communities. It was fascinating to see the salt beds and realize how much goes into harvesting salt in our area.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank William G
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