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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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what a wonderful place to visit with young and old! It is a reminder of how erie became erie and how the men fought to keep it ours!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lljohnson2016
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

what a wonderful place to visit with young and old! It is a reminder of how erie became erie and how the men fought to keep it ours!

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PA
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had no idea there was so much history in Erie! I was very impressed by this museum! $10 for an adult for admission. The displays are very authentic. I really appreciated the amount of work to make them that way! Very informative place. The building is the old power house so that was pretty neat to see too. It's... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Erie, be sure to stop by this museum, particularly if you are a maritime history buff. Erie was once a busy shipping port, and played a crucial role in the War of 1812. Check the schedule and make sure that the Brig Niagara is in port - as that is the most interesting part of the... More 

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Thank Anita M
PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was free today and was quite interesting. Brig Niagara steals the show. Check the internet schedule and only go when the ship is there and open to the public which is not all the time.

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Annapolis, MD
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Biarded the Niagara and toured the historic ship . Great for history buffs the museum had lits of interesting stuff.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our volunteer tour guide was excellent. He got the kids involved with questions/answers and trying things. Very informative.

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White Oak, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a not bad place at all to go visit. You learn a nice bit about the naval history of the area even though the ship wasn't here when we visited. It would have been nice to have a head's up though.

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Thank Michael K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

came to take a sail on the Niagara and visited the museum the following Monday on family day .two part review love the Niagara and had wanted to go on one of the day sails for a long time. came up to visit family and took my dad out on the sail as well. enjoyed the sail and seeing the... More 

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Thank Sharron E
Carlsbad, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The USS Niagara is not necessarily at the museum at all times. We happened to be visiting on a day when she was sailing. She is the only reason for a visit! We decided to give the museum a try, after all, and were charged full price for tickets! It is not worth the money without the flagship! Once inside... More 

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belle vernon, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the 4th of July the Flagship Niagara is docked for the community to visit at no charge. The museum is also open to the public with artifacts from Navel battles and Erie history. Lots to see with docents available to explain and demonstrate the museum offerings. The Niagara can be boarded and the "crew" also is available to explain... More 

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