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Erie Maritime Museum

150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
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Small museum, learned some things. Call ahead if your heart is set on seeing the Niagara

A nice little museum. While its certainly not a comprehensive course on the war of 1812 (which gets... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jeremy T
Nice displays and tour

We were here early on a Thursday, so pretty much had the place to ourselves. A docent gave us a... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Butler, Pennsylvania
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
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Reviewed 6 days 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 23 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 16 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 22 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 14 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
Reviewed 14 May 2017

If you are interested in American history (especially the War of 1812), don't miss this museum! It is very interesting, with tons of information presented in an easy-to-understand manner. Knowledgeable guides are ready to answer any questions.

1  Thank wolfden777
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We have been before and are always impressed with the museum. We went on a Saturday afternoon and were welcomed by great people that gave us a tour of the highlights. We had our grandsons with us (6 years old who has autism and a...More

1  Thank Bunky J
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This museum covers the history of the area and how the lake has influenced the residents and development.

1  Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

You visit the Erie Maritime Museum, and wow how impressive is this place. Had nice guy who guided us around the museum at our pace, and learnt a lot about the history of the Battle on Lake Erie. Very well presented, well laid out and...More

1  Thank Sparkie154
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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!
16 December 2016|
Response from SGcvn69 | Reviewed this property |
Their website says: November through March: Sunday through Wednesday | Closed Thursday through Saturday | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.