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Visitors’ Center

Effective September 1, 2014, the Visitor's Center is CLOSED until Summer 2015! Read the official SLSDC Media Advisory for more information about visiting the Seaway in the meantime!

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)'s Dwight D. Eisenhower Visitors' Center, which is located at U.S. Eisenhower Lock, is generally open from Memorial Day to Labor Day every summer. The Visitors' Center is open daily, including weekends, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is free to the public.

The Seaway Visitors' Center at Eisenhower Lock provides tourists and ship watchers with an observation deck where they can view commerical vessels and cruise ships from around the world as they transit the lock. Guides are available to provide additional information to tourists. Hundreds of ships from all over the world transit the St. Lawrence Seaway annually, and they carry a wide vareity of cargoes, including grains, iron ore, coal, steel stone, steel slabs, and project cargoes.

The Center is located off Route 37 in Massena, N.Y. Turn right at the traffic light at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall main entrance if approaching westbound or left if heading eastbound. The Visitors' Center entrance is 1.5 miles on the right.

For up-to-date informaiton on estimated vessel times, individuals may call 315-769-2422 for a voice recording of that day's projected lockage schedule. Additional information is available on the Seaway's Interactive Map website.

Updated: Friday, December 19, 2014