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​​Welcome to the Erie Maritme Museum

Welcome to PA History 2 G0, a series of videos produced by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These short videos serve to introduce you, the virtual visitor, to Pennsylvania's state-owned historic sites and museums as we explore the varied stories that make up the commonwealth's rich history. 

The Erie Maritime Museum is the home port of the U.S. Brig Niagara and features exhibits on the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie, the U.S. Navy’s first iron-hulled warship USS Michigan/Wolverine, and Erie’s maritime history. The museum is housed in a repurposed historic building that formerly served as the Penelec power generating plant. The videos provide an introduction to one of the nation's most historic waterfronts.

 📽️ The Erie Maritime Museum's mezzanine features an exhibit on the USS Michigan/Wolverine, which had a  lasting impact on Pennsylvania’s only Great Lakes Port City.


 📽️ Erie Maritime Museum explores Erie’s and Pennsylvania’s relationship to the Great Lakes. 


 📽️ Erie’s waterfront has changed through the centuries, but Erie has never lost sight of its natural beauty and continues to offer many opportunities to enjoy it.