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Erie Maritime Museum

150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
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Don't rush yourself. Stay, Learn, Enjoy. Magnificent Experience

My wife and I spent 3 unrushed hours touring the Brig Niagara and visiting the museum. What an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
A great follow-up after 3 weeks on the Niagara

A lifelong sailor, wanted to crew on a REAL tallship... working, not laying around eating and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Winneconne, Wisconsin
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Multimedia exhibits and a 19th century U.S. Flagship are featured at this museum.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I spent 3 unrushed hours touring the Brig Niagara and visiting the museum. What an education. The museum provided a wealth of information about O.H. Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie. Checking online, the brig was not scheduled to be in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lifelong sailor, wanted to crew on a REAL tallship... working, not laying around eating and drinking. I expected WORK on the Brig and it delivered. 3 weeks starting in Quebec, then down the ST. Lawrence (nine locks) to Rochester NY. From Rochester down 8...More

1  Thank woodboatchick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How much do you know about the Battle of Lake Erie? Great exhibits to learn and understand all about it. Check their schedule and try to go when the Niagara is at dock.

1  Thank jatogr
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Be sure to check the schedule to visit when the brig is in port. It was the highlight of our visit with interesting info provided by our guide.

Thank JanWill
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Perry tromped the British in Lake Erie with a swift maneuver of the Niagara passing between British two gun ships with both sides of her guns blazing! And since the Niagara's captain was reluctant to engage, and had hung back out of British gun range,...More

Thank SummerDakotaBandit
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the niagra when it was in Rochester,NY. There was a long line and all the ATMS within walking distance were broken so I asked the women working up front if they took cards. She said yes. We waited patiently in line. Our turn comes...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Erie Maritime Museum is loaded with significant things that came from the Presque Isle territory. It was worth our time to review everything in the museum.

Thank shelloumann
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A nice little museum. While its certainly not a comprehensive course on the war of 1812 (which gets basically skipped over in school these days) I did learn a lot about the Battle of Lake Erie and the role that Presque Isle played in it....More

Thank Jeremy T
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We were here early on a Thursday, so pretty much had the place to ourselves. A docent gave us a nice tour of the displays, recommended that we with the films, and shared his own family connection to the site. Another docent took us out...More

1  Thank MrsPsPicks
Reviewed 15 June 2017

On our return bus tour from Canada to Ocala, FL our tour bus stopped at this museum. One of our fellow tourists was very enthusiastic about this stop because he is a retired Navy man. He said "This is where we'll learn the history of...More

Thank Janis H
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Tim M
12 August 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.
Robert W
3 May 2017|
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!
Robert W
3 May 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!