150 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507
Ahoy, mates! Experience Erie’s rich maritime heritage by visiting the Erie Maritime Museum & U.S. Brig Niagara. For over twenty-five years, the museum has been dedicated to sharing the story of the people of our region to visitors from around the globe. The Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara are owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission – the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s official history agency.
The Maritime Museum shares a home with the Raymond M. Blasco Memorial Library just off the Bayfront Parkway in Erie’s Historic Waterfront District. The museum is housed in the former PENELEC East Front Street Generator station which supplied steam heat and electricity to the City of Erie from 1917-1991. Remnants of the building’s past can still be viewed inside, courtesy of one of the original steam turbines and a gantry crane which are often the first things in view for visitors to the museum.
Set sail into history by exploring our interior exhibits which include the War of 1812; the construction of the American Lake Erie Squadron - commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry; the Battle of Lake Erie; Age of Fighting Sail; various reconstructions of the Brig Niagara; commercial fishing industry; USS Michigan/Wolverine; and the US Life-Saving Station Erie/Presque Isle.
Once finished inside, be sure to visit the Museum’s largest exhibit – the beautiful U.S. Brig Niagara, the official flagship of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This faithful reconstruction of Oliver H. Perry’s relief flagship during the Battle of Lake Erie is available for deck tours and day sails and continues to interpret and employ the ancient art of square-rigged sailing.
For more information, be sure to visit our website at www.eriemaritimemuseum.org
|Wheelchair Accessibility||Sensory Friendly||Visual/Hearing Impairment Accessibility|
The entire facility is wheelchair accessible, with a smooth and level pathway into the facility entrance.
Number of ADA bathroom stalls on site: 2
Number of handicapped accessible parking spaces: 6
|None provided. Please call the business for special accommodations.||AIRA Services are free onsite, and all videos are captioned.|
Cart/Horse Distilling is a first-generation woman-owned distillery, pioneering the craft in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Handcrafted care never goes out of style. We put that artistic attention into every bottle of our small batch spirits. Cart/Horse proudly produces rum, whiskey, vodka, gin, and several award-winning specialty liquors. Our robust cocktail menu uses the finest and freshest ingredients for each custom-built drink.
AHN Saint Vincent has been here from the beginning, providing award-winning inpatient and outpatient medical care. Need express care? We’ve conveniently placed AHN facilities on the west and east side of Erie, just walk-in! AHN Saint Vincent is not only recognized locally (Erie’s Choice- Best Hospital) but nation-wide, so you can expect high-quality care, greater safety, and better results.
This 18-hole course is the newest addition to Oliver’s Beer Garden, offering stunning views of Erie’s Bayfront and the Bicentennial Tower. Play your round and then enjoy delicious food & drink from the snack bar or Oliver’s Food Truck!
The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.
Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”
The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.
UPMC Hamot is a 458-bed hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital serves as a regional referral hub and is the only accredited trauma center in the region.
Erie Events manages a four facility entertainment complex that includes the Warner Theatre, Erie Insurance Arena, Bayfront Convention Center and UPMC Park. These four venues host a variety of events that include world-class entertainment, family friendly shows and sporting events.
Showcasing the incredible year round beauty of the City of Erie and its surrounding areas, commonly referred to as its area code "the 814". Explore some of Erie County's most breathtaking landscape photography.
Direct daily flights to Charlotte. Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte with connections to many other destinations.
Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.
Join us for Summer Days at Port Farms from August 5th through September 10th! Enjoy 5-acres of u-pick flowers, themed festivals every weekend, special events, dances, live music, farm treats, specialty drinks, 20+ farm attractions and more! There is something for everyone.
The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.
The Mazza family welcomes you to explore 3 unique locations in Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA, and be sure to visit their combination winery, distillery and brewery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, in nearby Westfield, NY.
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