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Erie Maritime Museum

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Address: 150 East Front St., Erie, PA
Phone Number: 814-452-BRIG
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Description: Multimedia exhibits and a 19th century U.S. Flagship are featured at this...
Multimedia exhibits and a 19th century U.S. Flagship are featured at this museum.
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Interesting Place to learn about the War of 1812

The Maritime museum has a good section on the War of 1812, and especially of the main naval battle that occured on Lake Erie. The upstairs section about the Michigan/Wolverine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Went to this museum on a field trip. The tour guided was rushing us through all of the stations. The boat was the best part of the museum. The students loved that part. Wish we would of had more time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Maritime museum has a good section on the War of 1812, and especially of the main naval battle that occured on Lake Erie. The upstairs section about the Michigan/Wolverine military vessel was also quite interesting. I would have liked to have toured the Niagara replica ship, but unfortunately it wasn't available during my visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went on board the Flagship Niagara and enjoyed our tour. This is a replica of the U.S, Brig Niagara from the War of 1812. History Buffs will enjoy the tour. The ship is amazing and we enjoyed talking with the crew. The crew travels with the ship over the summer. We were a little disappointed with the knowledge level... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Well done presentation full of history and relics. The guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. Highly suggested for a visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stopped in here during Tall Ships event. It was busy and some displays could use more explanation / history details. Good museum, clean, adequate size. Best to visit on a non-busy day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

There is a great resource of history, particularly against the British, which as a Londoner, sucks but in truth, it is still great to see so much emphasis on the naval heritage at a time when Briton ruled the waves. It is amazing to think that with limited resources afforded to Capt. Perry, he beat the British navy in a... More 

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Hudson Valley, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The museum is nicely laid out and has many interesting exhibits, both historical and for the current issue of water polution from garbage. The movie about the Niagara was a good introduction. The guided tour of the Niagara was fascinating.

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a fascinating place for history buffs, especially for learning about the War of 1812 on Lake Erie (the nearly forgotten part of that nearly forgotten war!) However, you should try to schedule your visit when the Brig Niagara (a two masted sailing ship) is in port at the museum and open to visitors. Check the website for its... More 

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Lockport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very interesting if you have an interest in the war of 1812 and Lake Erie. The boat was interesting to go on and view how cramped quarters were. The lower deck has about 5 feet of head clearance and steep stairs.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great place for family. We took our Daughter and Grandson. Plan on spending some time make sure you take the guided tour.

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Address: 150 East Front St., Erie, PA
Phone Number: 814-452-BRIG
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie

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