Please note: The parking lot near the Salt Museum is scheduled to be paved beginning October 3 through November 10, 2017. All visitors will be directed to park in the lot at the Griffin Visitor Center, near the skatepark & playground during the paving. Salt Museum visitors will be asked to use the rear entrance of the building. Signage will be posted. The end date is subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Discover the industry that created the City of Syracuse and supplied the entire nation with salt! Explore the site of an original boiling block where brine (salt water) was turned into what was then considered one of the country's most precious commodities. See the actual kettles, wooden barrels and other equipment that were used in this fascinating process which came to an end in the 1920's.
The museum, located on the shore of Onondaga Lake, is full of dynamic exhibits and artifacts. Constructed from timbers taken from actual salt warehouses, it provides an old time rustic experience during your visit.
Gift shop, operated by the Friends of Historic Onondaga Lake, visitor information center and picnic areas on location.
Want to learn more about the salt industry? Click here to watch a video featuring Onondaga County Park staff, produced by local PBS station WCNY.
- Download The Salt Museum Self-Guided Tour... Perfect if you're planning to visit or just want more specific information about the Salt Industry.
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