The Erie Maritime Museum tells the story of Erie’s role in Great Lakes history, focusing on the dramatic events of the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813.  Historical artifacts, interactive exhibits, and dramatic videos bring the battle and the age of fighting sail to life.  Other exhibits tell the stories of the USS Michigan/Wolverine (the Navy’s first iron-hulled ship), Erie’s three lighthouses, fishing, and other maritime industries.


Permanent Exhibits:

Fighting Sails!Fighting Sail!




Ship ModelsShip Models




Roy Ahlgren painting of Steamship Niagara high resMaritime Art 




Eight Erie men have gone on to hold flag officer’s rank in the US Navy! Discover Erie’s historically strong ties to the US Navy through the careers of Erie’s AdmiralsAdmirals