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Erie Maritime Museum

150 East Front St., Erie, PA
814-452-BRIG
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Multimedia exhibits and a 19th century U.S. Flagship are featured at this museum.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was an excellent adventure of exploration. We toured the museum and, at the end, we went abroad the US Brig Niagara. Our tour guide was informative and the ship has a lot of history tied to the War of 1812. I even took home a small souvenir of the ship to place on my shelf. It is definitely worth... More

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Moab
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Full size replica of the Niagara , which defeated the Brits. Great guides and of historical significance in the War of 1812

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We decided to take in the views of this museum and tour the USS Niagara since is was too cold to do anything else. I was shocked to find out that it cost $10.00 per person to get in. The cashier told us that there would be a guide to take us out to the USS Niagara in about 20... More

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Mount Pleasant
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I visited on a cool overcast Wednesday in July. The Niagara was in port and so tours were operating. The wait was short - ten or fifteen minutes. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and had just the right 'old salt' personality. The ship gives a nice glimpse of what it might have been like to be on a war ship... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited the museum to escape the cold July conditions. There were several people available to guide and/or answer questions. I especially found the section of ships hull that had been subjected to live cannon fire very interesting. The Niagara wasn't in port so we didn't get to tour her.

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Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

we learned a great deal here and lots of interactive displays. i even learned to tie some knots! the Niagara was setting sail, how awesome

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Morrisville, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great place to visit. Having an interest in the war of 1812, I had to stop here. The brig Niagara was not in at the time which was a great disappointment to me. However, it is an incredible museum and we'll worth visiting. The War of 1812 on Lake Ontario with Perry was very well covered with interesting exhibits. My... More

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Massillon, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was our 1st visit to the museum. When we visited, the Niagra ship was not there at the time, so we were not able to tour it. I feel that charging $10 for an adult and $5 for children was a lot when we weren't even able to see the ship. I feel that if you are unable to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was my third visit to the museum and Flag Ship Niagara - and each time I see more, learn more, and appreciate more the work of Daniel Dobbins and Commodore Perry and those who have preserved their legacy. The museum catches the essence of the Battle of Lake Erie and includes artifacts, displays, and videos. Of course, there is... More

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MD
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A well-done museum. There are videos (~10 minutes; press a button to start), a lot of "poster" exhibits, a nice push-button-light-up board with the timeline of the War of 1812, some real artifacts and some well-done reproductions. There's a lot to read (children might not be enthralled). If the brig Niagara is in port a docent will take you on... More

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