THE ERIE CANAL
- Grant Recipient
- 130 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, USA
- 42.87823859999999, -78.87768979999998
Explore & More Children's Museum
The creation of the Erie Canal not only lowered travel costs for people and goods, it also was that much faster than overland travel. As a result, this contributed greatly to Buffalo’s population boom. Between 1820 and 1830, the population of Buffalo grew approximately 300%.
This marker is located inside the Explore & More Children’s Museum, a part of Canalside which occupies the historic Erie Canal Harbor in Buffalo. The harbor was the terminus of the Erie Canal completed in 1825.