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Erie Maritime Museum

150 East Front St., Erie, PA
814-452-BRIG
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Ranked #6 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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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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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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12 attraction reviews
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The museum exhibits were nicely done. Easy to read and following along. There are two floors to this small museum. Including the museum and the US Brig Niagara tall ship, it took us 3 hours to view everything. The US Niagara ship was in port so we were able to go on deck and below deck. There is a docent... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is not only a unique museum, but it is the home of the Flag Ship Niagara. This replica sailing ship contains some actual pieces of wood and hardware from the original Niagara, that helped defeat the British on Lake Erie, during the War of 1812. This is your chance to explore some real living history.

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Chicago Suburbs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Main attraction is the brig Niagara. Tours of the ship are available and very interesting. She is berthed at the museum when not touring the Great Lakes. The museum itself is modest in size and focused on the maritime history of Lake Erie and the Battle of Lake Erie, specifically. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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