150 E Front St, Erie Pennsylvania 16507
Regional maritime heritage with emphasis on the War of 1812 is interpreted through interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations. A facsimile section of a wooden warship damaged by cannonballs is used to illustrate the rigors of fighting at sea. The centerpiece of the museum is a reconstruction of the Niagara, Oliver Hazard Perry's relief flagship at the Battle of Lake Erie
. The sailing brig can be toured when it is in port. Food and guided tours are available. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm; closed major holidays. Phone ahead for Niagara docking schedule.
Other History nearby:
(Port Rowan) Backus Heritage Conservation Area
(Meadville) Baldwin-Reynolds House
(Dunkirk) Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse
(Dunkirk) Dunkirk Historical Museum
(Erie) Erie Historical Museum
(Erie) Erie History Center
12/05 Coming to The Erie area
The Big Tap-In Real Craft Beer Festival Boardman OH April20 The biggest craft beer fest between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
Buffalo Greek Fest Buffalo NY May31-June2 Acquaint yourselves with our Greek Orthodox Church. Step into our culture and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the birthplace of democracy – Greece. Enjoy the Greek food, feel the rhythm of the music, and dance a little!
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Scandinavian Folk Festival Gerry NY July19-21 Swedish Food Every Day, Expanded Lecture Program, Feature Length Swedish Movies (with English subtitles), A Celebration of Hans Christian Anderson.
Sorrento Cheese Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival Buffalo NY August1-4 Cultural demonstrations including Tarantella Italian street dancers, Grape Stomping contests, Sicilian puppet shows. Second largest Italian street festival in the country.
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Youngstown OH August2-4 The fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of the Italian heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more.