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.
Want to learn more about the salt industry & the history behind Syracuse's favorite side dish, salt potatoes?
Here are a couple of videos that you might enjoy:
Click here to watch a video featuring Onondaga County Park staff, produced by local PBS station WCNY.
Click here to watch a video produced by The History Guy about the history of Salt Potatoes.
- Click here to 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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