About Liverpool, NY

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Historic Photographs

History of
Liverpool, NY

 Liverpool Legends 
Video Series

Special Collections:

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 Amusement Parks and Resorts
around Onondaga Lake,
photos and map
 Cemetery Walking Tour,
Crawford Walking Tour, 

Ghostwalk 2016

View historic photosRoosevelt 3H09010TH of people and places featured in Onondaga Historical Association's fall 2016 Ghostwalk in Liverpool.

Liverpool Legends Revisited

LiverpoolLegendsCover120You've enjoyed the Liverpool Legends video series for over two decades now. This video series, produced by the Liverpool Public Library, covers cultural, industrial, and historical topics relevant to the Liverpool and Central New York area in an entertaining fashion. We've produced over 50 films in this series, covering topics such as the salt industy, Onondaga Lake Park, historic amusement parks, and the willow industry to name just a few. Oral history interviews with lifelong Liverpool residents let you envision Liverpool as it was in an earlier time.

The Liverpool Legends DVDs are available for checkout (search the catalog or ask at the Information Desk), and are also available for purchase.

We are now in the process of making short video clips from the collection available online.  You will also find a subject matter index to the Liverpool Legends collection, a work-in-progress available on the Internet Archive.

We hope you enjoy learning more about Liverpool local history with the Liverpool Legends.


Montage of Clips from Popular Liverpool Legends


Liverpool NY, USA


The Village of Liverpool is located northwest of the City of Syracuse, in the center of New York State, not far from where Interstate 90 (Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway) and interstate 81 intersect.
View a map of Liverpool.

The village itself is only about one square mile in size, but the Greater Liverpool area is home to approximately 54,000 residents.


Liverpool and the surrounding area are home to many attractions.  Onondaga Lake Park features the Wegmans Playground , vehicle free walking, bike and blading trails, a Wegmans Good Dog park , for the four footed family members. The park also is home to the Salt Museum, which offers a look at Central New York's salt making history. During the holiday season, Onondaga Lake Park turns into a winter wonderland as park visitors drive through Lights on the Lake, Central New York's  premier holiday attraction.

Located directly across the lake from Liverpool, the New York State Fair runs for 10 days every August through Labor Day, and hosts other events throughout the year.
Liverpool is located just 10 minutes by car from downtown Syracuse.  There you will find the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology .  The MOST features many hands-on displays, as well as the Bristol IMAX omnitheater where visitors can view the latest IMAX releases on a giant domed screen.
Speaking of domes, The Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University is home to SU Athletics. Concerts, field band competitions and other activities are held at the 50,000 seat domed stadium as well.  

Liverpool Village Facts and Figures

Geographic Size: 1 square mile

Elevation: 420 feet above sea level 

Population: 2,600

Settled: 1794

Incorporated: 1830

Demographic information 

Community Profile 

Liverpool Community Links