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Erie Maritime Museum

150 East Front St., Erie, PA
814-452-BRIG
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Multimedia exhibits and a 19th century U.S. Flagship are featured at this museum.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Multimedia exhibits and a 19th century U.S. Flagship are featured at this museum.

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Buffalo, New York
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486 reviews 486 reviews
252 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a unexpectedly good museum of nautical history with emphasis on War of 1812. The Flagship Niagara is wonderful historically accurate and working copy. GREAT PLACE TO TAKE KIDS. Too many kids and adults are frankly ingnorant of American history. This is a nice introduction

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Holtwood, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Most informative and interesting guide. Visited the ship Niagra and toured below decks. Unfortunately, I'm 6'2" and belowdecks headroom is 5'.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Main floor is kid-friendly: LOTS to read, hear, and do. 2nd floor is text-heavy (great for history buffs, but small kids may not enjoy). Helpful, friendly volunteers. Clean bathrooms & the food area are on the right when you first enter the building. The Gift Shop / Museum Entrance is on the left. Displays include: -The history of the building... More 

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a kid / family friendly place. It has not just maritime history but also important military and local history. The tour of the Niagra was wonderful. Ask for "Pat". He's an "old salt" full of history and great stories. We will be back!

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Erie Maritime Museum is really cool and well put together with all their maritime artifacts. They always seem to find something new to add each year. You get to learn about the War of 1812 and the maritime history on Lake Erie and they even have special programs and events for kids to get them interested in sailing and... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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140 reviews 140 reviews
50 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband, two teenagers, and I visited the Erie Maritime Museum in August. After setting my son up in his college dorm, we had a day to spend in Erie before departing for home. We took a little road trip and decided to visit the Erie Maritime Museum. The displays are nicely put together and learning about Erie's rich maritime... More 

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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you like history go and enjoy, You will get to see a short movie on a historic battle of Lake Erie 1812. Then a guide will take you on a tour of the actual full size replica of the USS Ship Niagara. Also after th e tour you will spend a lot of time inside looking at all the... More 

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a great History lesson of Lake Erie and maritime folklore. Great display of Ship history.The museum has easy access and plenty to see in the surrounding area on the lake.This is good for family's with children a little older .

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was an excellent adventure of exploration. We toured the museum and, at the end, we went abroad the US Brig Niagara. Our tour guide was informative and the ship has a lot of history tied to the War of 1812. I even took home a small souvenir of the ship to place on my shelf. It is definitely worth... More 

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Moab
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Full size replica of the Niagara , which defeated the Brits. Great guides and of historical significance in the War of 1812

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