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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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Go when the Frigate is in port vor maximum experience!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Loveland, Ohio
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Loveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a great museum!! Eric was the docent, and his passion is big sail ships. We were so lucky that that US Brig Niagria was in port. What a wonderful experience to be on board.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

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