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Erie Maritime Museum

150 East Front St., Erie, PA
814-452-BRIG
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Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Multimedia exhibits and a 19th century U.S. Flagship are featured at this museum.
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

nice history lesson, a lot of history on the lake a great tall sail boat is moored there. behind the building is a company that refurbishes lake freighters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We take our 7th grade students here every year as part of the curriculum. If you get the right guide, it's a pretty good time. Very informative. Sometimes the Niagara is parked out back and you can head aboard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a relatively small museum, but has some really unique exhibits on the maritime history of Lake Erie. The very best, and most unique is the "Live Fire" exhibit, which shows a section of the USS Lawrence, built to the construction standards of the original flagship of Lt. Cmdr. Perry's original, that they then blasted at with live period-correct... More

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Phoenixville
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Interesting exhibits and a couple great videos. Best part was the docent who personally conducted tour of the Niagara and provided much useful information.

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Manchester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I had no idea of the history Erie has. there are somethings we miss out on when learning U.S. history and was a wonderful time

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Erie, PA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Beautiful locale. Happened to visit on a character reenactment day. What a great way to learn about our history! Highly recommend making this stop. Very nice gift shop, too.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a great location to visit other attractions, while in the area. Learn about col. Perry and the battle of Lake Erie and how it changed the history of America. Beautiful complex with a great view of the bay!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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53 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Good stop on the shores of Lake Erie. Large museum with actual ships. Replica of USS Niagara from the Battle of Lake Erie is stationed here. Great exhibits on how sailing ships worked and a great video. Parking is convenient.

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WESTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have stopped by here on 2 different trips. The first time we got to see the Niagara as it was pulling out of dock. The 2nd time we actually got to tour the ship. Very neat. Down below you do have to walk bent over. So much history. Very interesting.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great experience of the historic Great Lakes and the beautiful Brig Niagara. Excellent guides and exhibits.

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