Erie Canal Village

Erie Canal Village is an outdoor living history museum. It is a reconstructed 19th century settlement on the site where, on July 4, 1817, the first shovelful of earth was turned for the construction of the original Erie Canal. Relax as their mule drawn packet boat plies a section of the enlarged canal giving visitors a taste of early 19th century water travel. Then board their narrow gauge steam train excursion and travel as you would have during the late 19th century.