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Erie Maritime Museum, Erie

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Erie Maritime Museum is a maritime museum located on Presque Isle Bay which rests on the waterfront in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. It is managed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). When it opened its doors on May 21, 1998, it became the first new Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission-affiliated museum in twenty years. Alongside its extensive indoor exhibits, it serves as the homeport for the US Brig Niagara, a modern recreation of the 1813-US Brig Niagara which served as Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's relief flagship during the Battle of Lake Erie. While the museum focuses on the War of 1812 in the "frontier", it is designed to celebrate Erie's rich maritime heritage.
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  • We spent a rainy day at the Maritime Museum. The displays are well presented but some areas are a little dark so reading can be hard at times. As another reviewer wrote, there is a lot of reading... 
    We spent a rainy day at the Maritime Museum. The displays are well presented but some areas are a little dark so reading can be hard at times. As another reviewer wrote, there is a lot of reading...  more »
  • A really nice museum, our granddaughter was of course bored we will visit again without children. Go without small children. 
    A really nice museum, our granddaughter was of course bored we will visit again without children. Go without small children.  more »
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  • This was a wonderful stop on a date night. Our guide Brian, was incredibly knowledgeable and welcoming. It was neat to learn more about our local history. Highly recommend!
  • Great museum! Small area for RV parking so that was helpful! Staff very informative and friendly, we want to return when the ship is docked there again!!

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