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Erie Maritime Museum

150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
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Well done history on Battle of Lake Erie

It was fun to learn about the Battle of Lake Erie, Perry, the Niagra, and other little known naval... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Turner S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
A Must for Naval Buffs

This attraction is a must if you love naval history. A great museum - with a guided tour- and, if... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Janet A
Avalon, New Jersey
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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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Reviewed 25 November 2017

It was fun to learn about the Battle of Lake Erie, Perry, the Niagra, and other little known naval history in the area. If you can see the replica of the Niagra it's even better. If you like history and naval history in particular then...More

1  Thank Turner S
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This attraction is a must if you love naval history. A great museum - with a guided tour- and, if ship is not out sailing, a tour of the US Brig Niagara. Good movie also on the battle on Lake Erie in Sept. 1813 and...More

1  Thank Janet A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This was our first stop on our anniversary. It was a beautiful day and my husband and I wanted to learn more about the US Brig Niagara after stopping by to see the Perry Monument on Presque Isle. We enjoyed our stay and our tour...More

1  Thank Donna G
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Wow!!! This place was way more than advertised. We weren't expecting a guided tour, but we got one and WOW!! It was VERY educational and interesting. We toured the museum and the Tall Ship Niagara. We learned a lot about the War of 1812 as...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The volunteer guide was very well versed in the history the museum promotes. Had answers to all my questions and was more than willing to engage in conversation. Well worth the time and money. They were dismantling the sail rigs for Winter storage so, we...More

1  Thank Dan O
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Come to this delightful museum to learn where the battle flag "Don't Give Up the Ship" came from. Learn about the Battle Ship Niagra and the amazing battle that took place on Lake Erie. See great exhibits and lots to learn. Guides are wonderful. You'll...More

1  Thank Bobbie S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We booked ourselves for a day sail on the fantastic U.S. Brig Niagara that sails out of the Maritime Museum. I was a little nervous and didn't know what to expect, but what a day! It's about a four hour cruise out into lake Eire,...More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

1  Thank AmtrakFUN
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

2  Thank woodboatchick
Reviewed 24 August 2017

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.

2  Thank jatogr
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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!