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
Join us today! 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 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.
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.
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.
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 Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.
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.
Treat your employees to a unique, country experience that is sure to inspire with all of the magic the farm has to offer! Located just outside of Erie, Port Farms offers a charming countryside venue for your next company retreat! Our unique space is located on 200 rural acres and includes everything you will need to host a successful work session, work event, or company picnic. Learn more about how we can help you plan the perfect event!
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.
Direct daily flights to Charlotte. Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte with connections to many other destinations.
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