Museum of Waterways and Industry

If you are looking for a fun and educational trip that will engage the whole family, visit the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry in Seneca Falls, NY. The museum, which is located on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal and is accessible by boat, details the history of local waterways and their impact on the Finger Lakes region. The waterways fostered industrial growth, forward-thinking and social reform. Interactive museum exhibits make learning about historical living exciting. Learn how to operate an old printing press or do some laundry by scrubbing clothes on a wash board and putting them through the ringer before drying. A three-part exhibit allows you to push buttons which light up important locations within the Seneca Falls region. Arts and crafts displays are also frequently displayed at the museum.

Open year-round, the museum hours are 10 – 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 12 – 4 pm on Sundays in the summer. Visit the museum on the web to learn about upcoming events at