The Emily L. Knapp Museum is located in the Village of Brockport, situated on the Erie Canal in the state of New York.

The mission of the museum — an educational institution — is to collect, preserve, and provide access to the heritage and history of the greater Brockport community.

Learn more.

Visit Us


Sunday2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
MondayBy appointment.
Tuesday6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
ThursdayBy appointment.
FridayBy appointment.
SaturdayBy appointment.

Please contact us to schedule a private tour.


(585) 637-5300



49 State Street, Brockport, NY 14420

Our museum is located on the second and third floors above the Village Courthouse.

Upcoming Events

200th Anniversary of the Erie Canal Reaching Brockport – Join us for a lecture event celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Erie Canal Reaching Brockport. Speakers at this event will include Margaret Blackman, Brockport Mayor and Professor Emerita, Bruce Leslie, and Emily L. Knapp, Bruce Leslie, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, and Fiona Stockdale, Director of the Emily L. Knapp Museum and Village Historian.

Sponsored by: The History Forum, the Anthropology Club, and the History Department of SUNY Brockport, and the Emily L. Knapp Museum

Event Information: April 20th, 2023 at 7:30pm in the McCue Auditorium of the Fannie Barrier Williams Liberal Arts Building at SUNY Brockport

We hope to see you there!

Get Involved


The Emily L. Knapp museum operates on private donations. You can donate to the museum by sending a check made out to the Village of Brockport with Emily L. Knapp Museum in the subject line.

Checks can be mailed to Village of Brockport, 127 Main Street, Brockport, NY 14420.

Donations — of any size — are greatly appreciated!


The museum is managed by a board of Village residents and devoted volunteers.

The board meets on a monthly basis and is overseen by the Village of Brockport. We’re always interesting in welcoming engaged residents to our Board, check the Brockport Village website for position information. You must be a Village resident to serve on the board.

Anyone is welcome and encouraged to serve as a volunteer if they have an interest in greater Brockport history — you do not have to be a village resident. Complete the form below if you are interested in volunteering at the Emily L. Knapp Museum.