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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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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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Flagship Niagara

Excellent hands on interpretative experience on the age of fighting sail. Also first iron hulled US naval vessel and lighthouses.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Erie, Pennsylvania
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent hands on interpretative experience on the age of fighting sail. Also first iron hulled US naval vessel and lighthouses.

Thank BillKEriePA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Great museum! Live demonstrations by costumed tour guides learning the ins and outs of how a ship ran in the days before and leading up to steam power.

Thank Makn_Bakn
Erie, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Learn about the war of 1812 and the US Brig Niagara's role. Great hands on examples. There are many actual examples in the museum and there are opportunities to sail on the ship.

Thank JR F
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53 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

A good and informative. Good for students who love to know more on Maritime. Parents should bring their child.

Thank Emma E
Bernville, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We stopped in to see what it was all about, and it told a lot of history of the battle of 1812 and Col Perry. I picked this place for my husband, but enjoyed it myself. When we went to pay the lady asked if we had AAA and we got a discount. That was a great start. They have... More 

2 Thank Deborah J B
Los Angeles, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

While in town for business we where just driving around for sightseeing with a group of co-workers. Suddenly we have got closer to the Erie Bay front and we have seen USS Niagara. Wow!!! We must get closer for a better view and some pictures. The only way to accomplish this is through the Erie Maritime Museum. Walked in and... More 

2 Thank Manuel V
Marietta, Georgia
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167 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Had a delightful time exploring the Maritime museum. It's located in an old powerhouse, so seeing the old generator was interesting as well. They had good displays and we were able to take a tour of a tall ship. The children liked the museum and the displays and were especially interested in the old power equipment upstairs... (Buttons and levers).

Thank CobbCoGA
Cleveland, Ohio
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123 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great collection of artifacts from the Battle of Lake Erie. Home to USS Niagara - a beautiful tall ship that won the war. Wonderfully done full sized replica of a warship showing the effects of cannon ball strikes. Nice gift shop as well.

1 Thank TravelWriterDB
Markham, Canada
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was a fascinating museum with lots of information about Erie's participation in the War of 1812. From a Canadian's perspective it was quite balanced. The display on the damage cannon fire makes to a wooden ship was impressive.

1 Thank G S
London, Canada
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It was pouring rain, and I was tired of driving so I stopped in. Very interesting history of the war of 1812 and Perry's ships, the Lawrence and the Niagara. I thought the rebuilt Lawrence, and the video of them firing cannons on it to be spectacularly horrible!

Thank steve a

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