Ticket to Ride Field Trips

Erie Canalway Ticket to Ride

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.

We're sorry! Funding for Ticket to Ride for the 2023-24 school year is now fully allocated. Please check back in the fall to inquire about registrations for the 2024-25 school year.

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
hapman 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.