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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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Excellent Reuse & Great Exhibits

I was in town for a brownfields conference and one of our stops of this museum (a former power plant facility). What a wonderful re-use of the facility and great exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was in town for a brownfields conference and one of our stops of this museum (a former power plant facility). What a wonderful re-use of the facility and great exhibits inside -- plus, make sure to plan your trip around when the USS Niagara is in the area (such a beautiful ship with a great history).

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We attended a fundraising event "Ales for Sails," A beer tasting event with breweries from Erie and other areas. We had a great time.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I love maritime museums and when I visited this one it got my heart going. When we were planning our visit I didn't think that the brig Niagria would be open for tours in the middle of winter. But it was, the cover the ship to protect it in the winter but still allows people to tour the ship. In... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a unexpectedly good museum of nautical history with emphasis on War of 1812. The Flagship Niagara is wonderful historically accurate and working copy. GREAT PLACE TO TAKE KIDS. Too many kids and adults are frankly ingnorant of American history. This is a nice introduction

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Holtwood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Most informative and interesting guide. Visited the ship Niagra and toured below decks. Unfortunately, I'm 6'2" and belowdecks headroom is 5'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Main floor is kid-friendly: LOTS to read, hear, and do. 2nd floor is text-heavy (great for history buffs, but small kids may not enjoy). Helpful, friendly volunteers. Clean bathrooms & the food area are on the right when you first enter the building. The Gift Shop / Museum Entrance is on the left. Displays include: -The history of the building... More 

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a kid / family friendly place. It has not just maritime history but also important military and local history. The tour of the Niagra was wonderful. Ask for "Pat". He's an "old salt" full of history and great stories. We will be back!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Erie Maritime Museum is really cool and well put together with all their maritime artifacts. They always seem to find something new to add each year. You get to learn about the War of 1812 and the maritime history on Lake Erie and they even have special programs and events for kids to get them interested in sailing and... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband, two teenagers, and I visited the Erie Maritime Museum in August. After setting my son up in his college dorm, we had a day to spend in Erie before departing for home. We took a little road trip and decided to visit the Erie Maritime Museum. The displays are nicely put together and learning about Erie's rich maritime... More 

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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you like history go and enjoy, You will get to see a short movie on a historic battle of Lake Erie 1812. Then a guide will take you on a tour of the actual full size replica of the USS Ship Niagara. Also after th e tour you will spend a lot of time inside looking at all the... More 

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