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Erie Maritime Museum, Erie

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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  • The museum itself is great, but the walking tour, that takes you through Clinton Square and Hanover Square is not to be missed. It takes an hour, but seeing and hearing the history of Syracuse from...  more »
  • Little Gem tucked in along the shores of Lake Erie. Visit and stroll. Right next to the light house also  more »
  • Very interesting place to visit. Got to go out on the Brig Niagara and walk around. A lot of information inside the museum. Well informed staff and volunteers. Very nice gift shop.
  • Had a wonderful tour of the ship Letter Howard. Great guide. Could have spent more time. Only spent 3 hours but wished I could have spent 2 more. Will return. Worth the visit.

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