Steam Engine Exhibit Open!

Step back in time and visit our Steam Engine Exhibit, across Devoe Road from the Sims Store Museum. See the impact improvements in machinery had on the local economy. Talk with the volunteers who restored these valuable pieces of history! Watch history in motion! This event is FREE to the public.

Cycle the Erie 2023

Come cheer on over 700 cyclists who are traveling the entire length of the Erie Canal over a 6 day period, from Buffalo to Albany! They love coming to Camillus because we are the HALF-WAY STOP! Come welcome riders in, volunteer to help feed them, or in our unique Post Office where they can send […]

Tow Path Day

Go back in time for this family-oriented event celebrating the Erie Canal right here in Camillus! Lots of entertainment, children's activities, narrated boat rides, crafters, vendors, food and MORE! FREE admission & FREE parking in the Department of Transportation parking lot - FREE shuttles to the Park! Contact Lisa Wiles at for vendor information […]

Saturday Fun at Sims Store!

Maxwell Library at the CanalCraft for children of all ages.Free. No registration needed.Join Jenny, Director of Maxwell Memorial Library, at the Camillus Erie Canal Sims' Store Museum to make a mallard duck felt hand puppet. This drop-in program is a great way to enhance your family's visit to the Camillus Erie Canal Park. For more […]

FREE Saturday Story Time

Join local author Joni Lincoln as she reads her book, Maud the Erie House Dog, at 1pm and 2pm here at Sims Store. Maud was a real dog & major fixture at the Tavern in Port Byron which 100 years later would become the Old Erie Canal Heritage Park. Mrs. Lincoln will have autographed books […]

Holiday Shopping at Sims Store

Shop from local crafters & get the perfect gift for those "hard to shop for" friends & family! Today we will highlight local crafter Lori Mackessy and her wonderful stuffed animals! She has some of the best made & cutest animals around at a very affordable price! Be sure to check out our gift shop […]

Volunteer Holiday Party

2023 was a great year because of you, our wonderful volunteers, so come and bring a dish to pass and we will celebrate! Beverages will be provided and immediate family members are welcome. Please RSVP to Lisa at #680-800-5298 or

Story Time & Craft with the Maxwell Library!

Maxwell Library at the CanalStorytime and craft for children of all ages.Free. No registration required.Join Ms. Melissa, Youth Services Librarian at Maxwell Memorial Library, at the Camillus Erie Canal Sims' Store Museum for a story time and craft. This drop-in program is a great way to enhance your family's visit to the Camillus Erie Canal […]

The Canals of Britain by Dr. David Beebe

5801 Newport Road, Camillus, New York

Join us for our 1st of our Winter Speakers Series, Snippets and Tales let by local Canal expert and author, Dr. David Beebe. Dr. Beebe will explore the Canals of England and Scotland, including the famous Falkirk Wheel. Learn what "legging" over three miles means as well as stories about multiple canals the Beebe's visited. […]

Craft Time – Make a Sock Gnome!

Liz & Dave Camillus Erie Canal Park 5750 Devoe Rd, Camillus, New York

The Maxwell Library returns to Sims Store for 2024 with craft time from 12 - 2pm. This time you can make your own sock gnome! This event is FREE and enjoyable by all ages! No registration is required.

The Lois McClure; Past, Present & Future

Camillus Fire Department 5801 Newport Road, Camillus, New York

In Fall, 2023 many of you followed the Canal Schooner the Lois McClure on her journey from Vermont down the Champlain Canal to the Erie Canal to the Cayuga Seneca Canal on her way to her permanent home in Port Byron. Learn from Craig Williams, President of the Canal Society of New York & Captain […]