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Erie Maritime Museum

150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
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Tour the brig!

Be sure to check the schedule to visit when the brig is in port. It was the highlight of our visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Willoughby, OH
Sooo, who knew the real facts of the War of 1812.........

Perry tromped the British in Lake Erie with a swift maneuver of the Niagara passing between... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Multimedia exhibits and a 19th century U.S. Flagship are featured at this museum.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
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150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 22 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
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum. Husband loved the history. Wish the Niagara had been in port to tour as well. It was worth the trip

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Not being big into maritime history, even though I grew up in Erie, I didn’t really have much interest in checking out this museum. The only reason that I finally went was because I got some free tickets from a friend and had some future...More

1  Thank MShuffit
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit and learn about our maritime history. It's hands on and that is the best way to learn in my opinion. The husband and wife tour guides that we had were terrific. We have two children (12 and 10),...More

1  Thank Markoshannon
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Tim M
11 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!