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Erie Maritime Museum

150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
814-452-BRIG
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A Realistic Presentation of Naval Warfare in 1812 - Extremely Well Done

We were fortunate at the time of our tour to find that the US Niagara was docked for the winter and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne B
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Brampton, Canada
Very educational, easy read exhibits

I learned so much about the War of 1812. Easy-read exhibits and great videos to complement the... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
ColCalR
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Multimedia exhibits and a 19th century U.S. Flagship are featured at this museum.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate at the time of our tour to find that the US Niagara was docked for the winter and it would be possible to be taken aboard. Our docent was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic, providing an excellent shipside tour, recounting all kinds of...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I learned so much about the War of 1812. Easy-read exhibits and great videos to complement the display. The ship tour was an awesome bonus.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The museum is full of amazing historic items and the staff is very informative. Great for adults or children.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This place is modern, very clean, and a valuable way to increase your historical knowledge of naval history. The guides are professional and really know how to relate the history into a story easily understood by even the youngest kids. Loved the videos and mock...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We slipped in only 30 minutes from closing and were not disappointed. A volunteer docent jumped up and took the kids outside to the boat. It was a frigid day so I stayed inside and took in the exhibits. Both the kids and I were...More

Thank Ann H
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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

2  Thank Turner S
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Reviewed 19 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Robert W
3 May 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
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!
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