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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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A Very Splendid Historical Experience

We were very lucky to find that the ship Niagara was in dock that day. Our guide was one of the best we have had in all our travels. We were able to board the Niagra and stay on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Coatesville, PA
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were very lucky to find that the ship Niagara was in dock that day. Our guide was one of the best we have had in all our travels. We were able to board the Niagra and stay on for quite a while … maybe 30 minutes … there were not too many visitors that morning (another stroke of luck)).... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Stopped by and we were fortunate to have the Wooden Square Rig the Niagara in port. We we're lead on the tour of the boat by a well versed docent. The whole tour lasted about 20 minutes because we were unable to go below deck. the museum itself took us about another 40 minutes to walk through. We did learn... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband loved this museum! Short video to watch before you go in and look around. If you are a CAA member you get a discount!

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Loveland, Ohio
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

While in Erie, we visited the Maritime Museum to learn more about the history of Erie and the area. Wonderful exhibits and lots of memorabilia. The best, though, was visiting the Frigate. There were students and crew getting her ready to sail and they were perched way, way up on the mast. The also had built a half of a... More 

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Charlotte
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great History of Lake Erie and the War of 1812. Check the schedule of when the Niagara is in port for tours. If you go out on a 4 hour cruise, you will learn how they sailed as you work some of the parts of the ship, enjoy a meal cooked on the ships stove and learn history of the... More 

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Mifflinburg
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a great little museum. Courteous and helpful staff. Spend an hour or two here and you come away with a good feeling for the maritime history of the area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you're a history buff, this place Is for you. Make sure to go when the ship is in. We missed it on our trip, but found the exhibits to be very interesting.

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Springfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Museum was full of information on the battle of Lake Erie during the war of 1812. Highlight was touring the Niagara (the fourth generation of it). Did not have many hands-on activities for children. Make sure to ask for the AAA discount to save on admission.

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Fairmont, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not for the dainty, this is a must-do adventure, like walking through a time portal where visitors get a realistic, gritty demonstration of sailing life in the 1800s.

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Tarentum, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were lucky enough to go on the 4th of July and got tour the Niagara Flagship. We don't how anyone could spend much time on this ship I could not even stand up downstairs. The museum is full of information even my 4 and 6 year olds enjoyed themselves.

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