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
02/06 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.