Our Ticket to Ride Program provides funding to help you take advantage of first rate educational field trips to the Erie Canal. Choose from exceptional programs at designated museums and historic canal sites near you.
The program covers both bus and tour fees. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are exhausted.
Erie Canalway Ticket to Ride Locations
These sites offer a trained curator, educator, or historian; formal docent program; approved tour script reflecting State Education standards; and demonstrated experience providing school tours.
• Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany
• Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, Canajoharie
• Camillus Erie Canal Park, Camillus
• Chapman Museum & Glens Falls Feeder Canal Alliance, Glens Falls
• Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango
• Cornhill Navigation/Sam Patch Boat Tours, Pittsford
• Erie Canal Discovery Center, Lockport
• Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse
• Explore Buffalo (Canalside), Buffalo
• Historic Palmyra, Palmyra
• MiSci, Schenectady
• Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester
• Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter
• Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, Seneca Falls
• Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, Albany (Underground Railroad story)
Every Kid Outdoors
Fourth grade students are invited to connect with National Parks in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to fulfill our nation's goal of ensuring every fourth grader in the country has a free trip to a national park. Contact the park to schedule a field trip and use the Registration Form to request funds to cover tour and bus fees to these parks:
• Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome
• Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater
• Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls
The Erie Canal Learning Hub is a joint initiative of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the New York State Canal Corporation, with additional support from the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service.