Regarded as one of the premier maritime museums in the United States, the Erie Maritime Museum offers a wide range of multi-media and interactive exhibits coupled with lively interpretive programs that vividly illustrate the region's rich maritime heritage.
It is also the homeport of the US Brig Niagara, a modern recreation of the ship that fought in the Battle Of Lake Erie. A key battle in the War Of 1812, the victory of America's young navy ensured United States control of the lake for the remainder of the war. The Niagara played a key role in the battle; it was then sunk in 1820 when her service ended. In 1988, the ship was reconstructed and can sail once again.
The museum and ship are managed jointly by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and the non-profit Flagship Niagara League.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free, on-site parking is available.