Discover the industry that created the City of Syracuse and supplied the entire nation with salt! The museum, located on the shore of Onondaga Lake, is full of dynamic exhibits and artifacts.
TOUR NUMBER: TNY-CNY-02
DEPARTS: Daily – May 15 through October 31
New York’s canal system has been in continuous operation since 1825, longer than any other constructed transportation system on the continent. It embodies an unbroken tradition of living waterways and it is on display front and center in Central New York. Syracuse has the Erie Canal Museum, located in the last weigh lock building in the United States, the Onondaga Historical Association Museum along with the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center in nearby Fayetteville. Take the short drive to Cazenovia and tour the 1808 constructed lakefront home of John Lincklaen, named Lorenzo. Lincklaen was the land agent for the original Holland Land Company. Another short drive north along Cazenovia Lake and we come to the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum. Here, on the banks of the original Erie Canal is a small, restored village museum of the 1860’s. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 96-foot long cargo boats were built and repaired on this site and the Museum tells the workings of this dry dock. Time to ride the tram along Onondaga Lake with a visit to the Salt Museum that tells the history of the “salt boilers” and the real story of the “salt potato’s” origin. There’s time to shop at Destiny USA before departing for home.
- Erie Canal Museum
- Onondaga County Salt Museum
- Onondaga Historical Association Museum
- Cazenovia Lake
- Lorenzo home on the Lakefront
- Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
- Matilda Joslyn Gage Center in Fayetteville
- Destiny USA
1305 Buckley Rd. • Syracuse, NY 13212
Recipient of the 2012/2013 Ramada Presidents Award. This hotel was recognized for demonstrating high levels of excellence in every facet of the hotel. While at the Ramada Syracuse, you will enjoy free wireless high-speed internet access throughout hotel with some wired rooms, complimentary cooked-to-order Full American Breakfast with some rate plans, fitness center, and free parking. Brand new state of the art Fitness Room and In-Door Pool and Spa are open. Ramada Syracuse looks forward to serving you at PepperCorns Restaurant and the Tailgaters Tavern Sports Bar.
Twin $199 / Triple $193 / Single $299 (All rates are per person.)
Sheraton University Hotels
801 University Avenue Syracuse, NY 13210
Enjoy a warm welcome at the newly updated Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center. We’ve completed a major transformation for a fresh look and added comforts. Keep the conversation flowing in our recently renovated, tastefully styled lobby with the addition of the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft®, and enjoy our redesigned guest rooms, with ultra-comfortable, all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Beds as well as complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access in each room.
Twin $255 / Triple $249 / Single $389 (All rates are per person.)
*The rate includes all taxes but does not include gratuities. Package details & rates are subject to change.