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  Passport Stamp Record your visit to the Erie Canalway with special passport cancellation stamps, available at selected cultural heritage sites. The free stamps are part of the Passport to Your National Parks © program, which enables visitors to collect stamps in a spiral-bound National Park Service Passport at national parks and NPS-affiliated areas nationwide.  
Look for stamp pads and stamps in each site or park's visitor center, gift shop, or headquarters. The cancellation lists the site and the date as a memento of your visit. A special Kids’ Passport ® to Your National Parks Companion is also available.

  Erie Canalway Passport Sites
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Western Region (listed west to east)
  Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Buffalo   Theodore Roosevelt National Inaugural Site, Buffalo
On September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as the 26th president of the United States in Buffalo, NY.
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  Amherst Museum tile Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst
35-acre site includes a 19th Century settlement with 12 restored and authentically furnished buildings. Guided tours, exhibits, special events, and school programs. visit site >>
  Detail, Mural by Raphael Beck   Erie Canal Discovery Center, Lockport
Interactive interpretive and education center that showcases the history of the Erie Canal and the famous “Flight of Five” Lockport Locks.
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    Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum, Spencerport
Swap stories while resting in the Depot’s rocking chairs, borrow books, browse local history exhibits, or enjoy a canal boat tour on the Rose Lummis and visit to historic Adams Basin Inn. Restrooms with showers available.
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  Mary Jeminson in Rochester  

Corn Hill Navigation, Rochester
Daily public cruises, private charters, educational charters, and teacher programs on the historic Mary Jemison and packet boat replica Sam Patch. visit site >>

Rochester Museum and Science Center, photo courtesy of Stratus Imaging
  Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester
Explore science and technology and their impacts on our lives. Exhibits include: hands on Erie Canal model; impacts of canal building on Native Americans; and Flight to Freedom- Rochester’s Underground Railroad.
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  Riverwalk tour group  

Riverwalk Underground Railroad Tour, Rochester
The Riverwalk Tour by AKWAABA engages visitors in the story of the Underground Railroad and how the Erie Canal benefitted freedom seekers in Rochester. Visitors receive a Passport Stamp at the conclusion of the tour. visit site >>

  Historic Palmyra   Historic Palmyra Museums, Palmyra
Five museum sites preserve and showcase the history of Palmrya on the Erie Canal, including William Phelps General Store, Historic Museum, Palmrya Print Shop, Erie Canal Depot, and Alling Coverlet Museum. 
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  Bridge mural in Newark   T. Spencer Knight Park and Visitor Center, Newark
T. Spencer Knight Park features a series of four murals depicting scenes of Erie Canal history. Walking tours and boater facilities available. The Erie Canalway Trail extends 100 miles west to Buffalo from Newark.
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  Central New York (listed west to east)
  Camillus Erie Canal Park, cyclists by newly restored aqueduct, 2009   Camillus Erie Canal Park & Sims' Store Museum, Camillus
The park includes the impressive Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct, a replica canal side store circa 1856, replica lock tender's shanty, a section of the original Clinton's Ditch, and 10 miles of trail along the enlarged Erie Canal. visit site >>
  Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse   Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse
Housed in the only remaining Weighlock Building (1850) where canal boats were weighed during the days when they traveled through the center of Syracuse on the Erie Canal. Exhibits on all facets of the Erie Canal.
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  Dry dock at Chittenango Landing   Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango
90-foot-long cargo boats were built and repaired on this site during the 19th and 20th centuries. View a restored dry dock, walk onto a boat building exhibit, and enter a sawmill and blacksmith shop; located on the old Erie Canal. visit site >>
  Canastota Canal Town Museum   Canastota Canal Town Museum, Canastota
Brings to life local history and folklore of the Old Erie Canal. Located beside a remnant of the original canal, the museum is filled with authentic memorabilia, art, and other exhibits featuring Canastota's contribution to the canal.
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  Cayuga-Seneca Canal
  Promenade behind Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry   Seneca Museum of Waterways & Industry,
Seneca Falls

Museum illustrates how the Seneca River and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal powered the rise of industry, fostered cultural development, and spread social reform. visit site >>
  Elizabeth Cady Stanton house, Womens Rights National Historical Park   Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls
Seneca Falls is the birthplace of the woman’s rights movement in 1848. Park includes the site of the First Women’s Rights Convention, as well as the homes of three of the convention’s organizers. visit site >>
  Mohawk and Hudson Valley Region (listed west to east)
  Fort Stanwix National Historical Park   Fort Stanwix National Historical Park, Rome
This 1777 frontier fort tells stories of the nations that fought for control of not only the Oneida Carrying Place, but the Mohawk Valley, homelands of the Six Nations Confederacy, and the rich resources of North America. visit site >>
  tile   Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter
Walk along the original Erie Canal (1825) and Enlarged Erie Canal (1841). Tour the visitor center and canal store at historic Lock 28. Hike, bike, and picnic on the banks of the present-day canal. visit site >>
Schoharie Crossing- Putnams Store and former canal lock
  tile   Schenectady County Historical Society, History Museum & Mabee Farm Historic Site, Schenectady and Rotterdam
Learn about the impact of the Erie Canal on Schenectady at the history museum. At the Mabee Farm, explore the home, barn, and grounds of a 300+ year old Dutch farm along the banks of the Mohawk. Stamps available at both locations. visit site >>
Schenectady County Historical Society
  Waterford Lock 2   Waterford Flight , Waterford
Visit the eastern gateway to the Erie Canal and see the many canal sites of interest in this area, including the Waterford Flight, Cohoes Falls, and Old Champlain Canal. Stamp available at Visitor Center. visit site >>
  Burden Iron Works, Troy   Burden Iron Works Museum, Troy
Visitor cente
r, tours, and Burden Iron Works Museum launch your visit to Troy and the Hudson-Mohawk Heritage Area. Call to request a tour: 518-274-5267. visit site >>
  tile   Underground Railroad History Tour, Albany
As the Eastern terminus of the Erie Canal, Albany became an important transit point for people seeking freedom along the canal. 90-minute walking tour provided by the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.
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Underground Railroad History Tour, Albany
  Champlain Canal Region
  Saratoga National Historical Park   Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater
Site of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution. The park also includes the country home of General Phillip Schuyler, one of the earliest proponents of canal building in New York. visit site >>
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  Passport to Your National Parks  
  is coordinated by Eastern National, a National Park Service partner, in cooperation with National Parks and Heritage Areas throughout the country.

More than a million Passport books have been sold to date, and stamps are available at hundreds of national parks and NPS-affiliated areas nationwide.
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