Erie

Erie is Pennsylvania’s port on the great lakes with a great railroad history along with unique historical, environmental, and cultural features.

Photo courtesy of VisitErie.

General Interest Activities

  • VisitErie¬†is a non-profit organization to promote Erie as a tourism destination. They have been extremely helpful to us in planning the Northern Express, and their website is a great starting place to discover what the Erie has to offer. Among other features on their website, they offer “Hello Erie,” a trip planner app.
  • Tom Ridge Environmental Center is a natural history museum and gateway to Presque Isle.
  • Presque Isle State Park is a National Natural Landmark in Erie. This website lists a number of possible things to do in the park.
  • Erie Maritime Museum is the homeport to the U. S. Brig Niagara and a museum exploring Erie’s maritime past.
  • Erie Art Museum has a collection of over 8,000 objects ranging from those created by local and regional artists to well known figures from art history.

Nearby Rail Museums

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