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Visiting the Niagara

Took Grandsons to visit the Brig Niagara. I thoroughly enjoyed the museum and history but it could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon M
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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A great way to spend the afternoon.

This museum is really interesting. It tells the tale of the war of 1812 and how the Americans won... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Munegirl12
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Multimedia exhibits and a 19th century U.S. Flagship are featured at this museum.
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150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
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814-452-BRIG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took Grandsons to visit the Brig Niagara. I thoroughly enjoyed the museum and history but it could use more activities for small children. It also included a tour on the Niagara when in port however with a 3 year old, the tour was over in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is really interesting. It tells the tale of the war of 1812 and how the Americans won control over the lake from the British. Included in the museum admission is a tour of the flagship brig Niagara.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Munegirl12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going in January had benefits and drawbacks. It was not at all crowded, so our tour of the ship was very personal. However, the ship was all covered and it was cold out.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank radkatemax
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Please, if you have time it is a must while visiting the great city of Erie, to visit this museum. Great Gift shop as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sightseer615506
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The wooden ship alone is worth the price of admission. We arrive fairly late, so didn't get to completely take in the museum, but the guided tour of the ship and mock up of a ship wall splintered by cannon balls were very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed October 25, 2018

If you seek treasure, this is Erie's hidden chest. Erie is steeped in naval history and it comes alive here in this magnificent museum, so very well done (and well placed) and comes complete with a tall ship. Sad to say, even somewhat of a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This museum provides an overview of the war of 1812, a part of history that we don’t discuss much. Even in the winter, you can go onto the US Niagara which is a very interesting part of the museum. For $10, I highly recommend a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jay P
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Very nice displays of articles and equipment. Inside and outside viewing areas of the actual rigged ships in dock. Was able to watch how the crew worked to prepare for departure. Handicap accessible also.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Special place to visit as PA Resident or anyone visiting Erie. Volunteer Staff were professional and informative. Visited and toured the Niagara big ship and we are making plans to revisit for a short afternoon sailing. Reasonable price for seniors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joseph T
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The tour of the brig Niagara provides a fascinating insight into Commodore Perry and the decisive naval battle on lake Erie. The museum also has interesting displays explaining naval battles and the damage a cannon ball created on board ship.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tim M
August 11, 2017|
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Response from SummerDakotaBandit | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if it is in the Harbor, you can see the outside, but it travels a lot and is gone. Always check to see if it is there first.
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Robert W
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Anchored05 | Reviewed this property |
We went before lunch and had the museum to ourselves. An hour or two should be plenty. We really enjoyed it!
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Robert W
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Robby, at least 2 hours, if you want to see everything, take your time and spend 3. I would think the Diamond Tour would allow you enough time to take it all in. Enjoy!
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