Syracuse Museums and Art Galleries Tour, Syracuse

Syracuse Museums and Art Galleries Tour, Syracuse
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Syracuse has a storied history, which you can learn about by visiting the city's many museums and art galleries. Syracuse has served and continues to serve an important role in shaping the culture of central New York. Take this tour to explore the history and art of this beautiful city.

Syracuse Museums and Art Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Syracuse Museums and Art Galleries Tour
Guide Location: USA » Syracuse (See other walking tours in Syracuse)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: AlexanderA
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International Mask and Puppet Museum

1) International Mask and Puppet Museum (must see)

The Open Hand Theater's International Mask and Puppet Museum was originally built in 1890 by Charles L. Hoffman to serve as his home. It was later a Union Hall, then a church, until it was bought by the Open Hand Theater and transformed into a museum. The museum contains masks and puppets from all around the world, which are classified according to their geographical origins. The theater has a gift shop where a selection of masks and puppets are sold. The museum is open Friday from 10 a.m....   view more
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Museum of Young Art

2) Museum of Young Art

The Museum of Young Art is a gallery where children can imagine, create and exhibit their artwork. The museum allows children to experiment with a variety of materials. The resulting pieces are put on display for the public to view. The exhibits rotate every...   view more
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Museum of Science and Technology

3) Museum of Science and Technology (must see)

The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (often referred to as the MOST) includes multiple exhibits and a domed IMAX movie theatre. It is located in a historic building, the former Syracuse Armory.

The original museum, then known as the Discovery Center, opened its doors on November 15, 1981 in a storefront at 321 South Clinton Street in downtown Syracuse. This first hands-on, participatory science museum in Upstate New York hosted over 42,000 in its first year and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Eureka Crafts

4) Eureka Crafts

Eureka Crafts, which opened in 1983, is an art gallery that features contemporary American crafts. The gallery is located in the same building as Eureka Studios and displays pieces made of clay, wood, metal, glass and fiber by artists from around the country. The gallery is open Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5...   view more
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Everson Museum of Art

5) Everson Museum of Art (must see)

The Everson Museum of Art is a major Central New York museum focusing on American art.

The Everson houses roughly 11,000 pieces of art, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and video.

Paintings include one of Gilbert Stuart's portraits of George Washington, Edward Hicks's The Peaceable Kingdom, and works by Eastman Johnson, Charles Burchfield, Helen Frankenthaler, and others.

The Syracuse China Center for the Study of Ceramics is one of the largest ceramics collections in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Onondaga Museum/Research Center

6) Onondaga Museum/Research Center (must see)

The Onondaga Historical Association Museum and Research Center has a varied collection, which will appeal to many different interests. It contains exhibits dedicated to the Underground Railroad, the Franklin Automobile, and more. Admission to the museum is free, although donations are encouraged. The research arm of the organization has extensive archives of original, historical documents. Admission to the research center is free for members, $7 for visitors, and $4 for students. The Museum and...   view more
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Erie Canal Museum

7) Erie Canal Museum (must see)

The building that today houses the Erie Canal Museum was used by the New York State Department of Public Works until 1954. In 1956 the building was to be given to the New York State Department of Education, but the governor vetoed this proposal, believing that the building might stand in the way of a future highway interchange. After intense lobbying from the Junior League of Syracuse, the building was given to local authorities under the condition that it house a “public canal museum”. This...   view more
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Art Rage Gallery

8) Art Rage Gallery (must see)

Art Rage is an art gallery that has a new approach to art. The artwork on display at the gallery pushes boundaries and challenges stereotypes. It encourages critical thinking through its unique collection of pieces by emerging and established artists. The gallery is usually open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed between...   view more

Walking Tours in Syracuse, New York

Syracuse Landmarks Tour

Syracuse Landmarks Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
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Syracuse Daily Life Tour

Syracuse Daily Life Tour

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Syracuse Museums and Art Galleries Tour

Syracuse Museums and Art Galleries Tour

Syracuse has a storied history, which you can learn about by visiting the city's many museums and art galleries. Syracuse has served and continues to serve an important role in shaping the culture of central New York. Take this tour to explore the history and art of this beautiful city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Syracuse Churches and Cathedrals Tour

Syracuse Churches and Cathedrals Tour

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City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Syracuse, NY is home to a number of historic and cultural attractions. Among them the most notable are the Erie Canal Museum, housed in the last remaining 1850 Weighlock Building in America, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, and the opulent 1920s Landmark Theatre hosting Broadway hits and concerts. To see these and other distinguished sights of Syracuse, follow this orientation walk and have a great time!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km