Towpath Day

THE ERIE CANAL is a family orientated festival celebrating canal history featuring a series of narrated vignettes along a mile section of the historic canal. Other activities include: Rotary 5K Race, demonstrations of old fashion crafts, blacksmith, kids stuff, all types of vendors, steam-up, raffles, "PADDY", the Mule, with live entertainment and food.

Volunteer Holiday Party

Sims Store 5750 Devoe Road, Camillus, New York

Bring a dish to pass, your family & your holiday spirit. Beverages will be provided

Discover Buried Treasure In Your Backyard

Could there be buried treasure in Camillus? Did you know Gere Lock Road is named after an actual Erie Canal Lock? Come listen to the first of our Snippets and Tales presentations for 2023 presented by Dr. David Beebe. Dr. Beebe and his wife Liz helped to found the Camillus Erie Canal Park in 1972 […]

History of MidLakes Navigation, 50+ Years on the Waters of New York State

Have you taken a cruise on Skaneateles Lake or the Erie Canal? Did you know the Judge Ben Wiles boat was built in Borodino? How did Gustav Stickley help to save the Erie Canal? Join Dan Wiles, whose family owned MidLakes Navigation for 52 years until selling the business in 2019 for the inside scoop! […]

Adolph Kastor & the Camillus Cutlery Company

Curious about the construction at the Cutlery Building in Camillus? Wondering how Camillus and cutlery came together? Presenter Doug Sutherland will bring the story to life, past and present, for you! Doug Sutherland is the managing partner of Franklin Properties in Syracuse. Franklin Properties and its affiliates have restored and repurposed a half-dozen vulnerable historic […]

Volunteer Orientation Day

Did you know that all the activities and maintenance at the Camillus Erie Canal Park are operated by volunteers? Do you love history and want to share with visitors? Are you a retired teacher who would like to be involved with our school programming? Do you enjoy lawn work (we have zero-turn mowers!) and operating […]

Canal Clean Sweep!

Spring is in the air and everything needs a little Spring Cleaning! Would you like to help clear trails, clean & straighten the museum, paint, weed whack or do any of the other hundred jobs we need to get done to open to the public? This is a great time for families to volunteer! Lunch […]

Opening Day 2023!

You know Summer is around the corner when we go back to our full calendar hours! Please join us for our kick-off day and see what we've been working on for you over the Winter! Sims Store Musuem Open 12 - 4 Steam Engine Exhibit Open 12 - 4 Admission is FREE, donations are always […]

First Boat Rides of 2023!

Come travel the historic Erie Canal over the only rewatered and navigable aqueduct remaining from the First Enlargement of the Erie Canal left in the World! This 45 minute narrated trip is appropriate for all ages and will teach you a lot about local history. Trips are Sunday, May 7th at 1pm, 2pm or 3pm […]